SUMMARY

Corruption as an obstacle to development

Work was built from the compilation of lectures presented at the seminar "The Impact of Corruption on Development", conducted by ETCO

By ETCO
26/09/2014

Corruption news is becoming more and more constant in Brazil, causing disgust and revolt among the Brazilian people. Its impact goes far beyond the headlines and generates a large and still little-known effect on the country's economy.

In the book Corrupção - Barrier to the Development of Brazil, journalist Oscar Pilagallo shows the path taken by society to reach the current stage and shows what must be done to change the national political scenario. With both a historical and prospective approach, the book treats corruption primarily as an obstacle to economic development because it subtracts resources from public policies, causes distortions in the business environment and strengthens the culture of leniency with transgressions.

The work was built from the compilation of lectures presented at the seminar “The Impact of Corruption on Development”, conducted by ETCO, in partnership with the Valor Econômico newspaper, in August 2012, in São Paulo, which brought together representatives from various sectors Brazilian economy and society around the theme.

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