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From the Ted Talk by Peter Eigen: How to expose the corrupt

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I am going to speak about corruption, but I would like to jsaxoupte two different things. One is the large global economy, the lagre globalized economy, and the other one is the small, and very limited, capacity of our traditional governments and their ioatnairnentl institutions to govern, to sahpe, this economy. Because there is this asymmetry, which creates, basically, failing governance. Failing gnveocrane in many areas: in the area of corruption and the area of destruction of the environment, in the area of eptixoloaitn of women and children, in the area of climate change, in all the areas in which we really need a ciacatpy to reintroduce the primacy of politics into the eoomcny, which is operating in a worldwide arena. And I think corruption, and the fight against corruption, and the impact of corruption, is probably one of the most interesting ways to illustrate what I mean with this failure of governance.

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I am going to speak about corruption, but I would like to _________ two different things. One is the large global economy, the _____ globalized economy, and the other one is the small, and very limited, capacity of our traditional governments and their _____________ institutions to govern, to _____, this economy. Because there is this asymmetry, which creates, basically, failing governance. Failing __________ in many areas: in the area of corruption and the area of destruction of the environment, in the area of ____________ of women and children, in the area of climate change, in all the areas in which we really need a ________ to reintroduce the primacy of politics into the _______, which is operating in a worldwide arena. And I think corruption, and the fight against corruption, and the impact of corruption, is probably one of the most interesting ways to illustrate what I mean with this failure of governance.

Solution

  1. governance
  2. exploitation
  3. international
  4. capacity
  5. economy
  6. shape
  7. juxtapose
  8. large

Original Text

I am going to speak about corruption, but I would like to juxtapose two different things. One is the large global economy, the large globalized economy, and the other one is the small, and very limited, capacity of our traditional governments and their international institutions to govern, to shape, this economy. Because there is this asymmetry, which creates, basically, failing governance. Failing governance in many areas: in the area of corruption and the area of destruction of the environment, in the area of exploitation of women and children, in the area of climate change, in all the areas in which we really need a capacity to reintroduce the primacy of politics into the economy, which is operating in a worldwide arena. And I think corruption, and the fight against corruption, and the impact of corruption, is probably one of the most interesting ways to illustrate what I mean with this failure of governance.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

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