She’s a little rip-off girl
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She’s a little rip-off girl
16. 7. 2018

How important is education in politics? The justice minister showed its importance is minimal, even in law, one of the few humanities that require and sanction the knowledge of things. Education fraud has long been a favoured discipline among the politicos, after all, education looks kind of cute on the candidate list. The most notorious case was that of one-time justice minister Kalvoda, but he finished law school and is an expert, but we also know quick graduates from the West Bohemian University, the legends about the secret professorial thesis/conditions not met in the case of “Professor” Klaus, who later declined to name experts as professors although accounting , the Gauss curve and the invisible market hand were his only qualifications. Is, then, education a prerequisite of good governance?

How important is education in politics? The justice minister showed its importance is minimal, even in law, one of the few humanities that require and sanction the knowledge of things. Education fraud has long been a favoured discipline among the politicos, after all, education looks kind of cute on the candidate list.

The most notorious case was that of one-time justice minister Kalvoda, but he finished law school and is an expert, but we also know quick graduates from the West Bohemian University, the legends about the secret professorial thesis/conditions not met in the case of “Professor” Klaus, who later declined to name experts as professors although accounting , the Gauss curve and the invisible market hand were his only qualifications.

Is, then, education a prerequisite of good governance? We don’t yet have a University of Technocracy, economists have their way and law schools have problems with quick-pick students… And what kind of education is best suited to the job, hey?

When we looked for someone to replace Janusz, there were 22 political scientists among the 40 people we interviewed. Year in year out this country churns out about 100 of them, which theoretically adds up, over the quarter of century of my not too significant graduation, to thirty thousand political scientists of every hue and description.

Alas, I haven’t yet seen any political scientists, save for those in Democracy 21, come out with a system proposal for improvement. Okay, we have selected Martin Huňady, a political analyst.   Not because he is one, but he wants and is able to work where humanity is promoted not theorized about.

 

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Intervention in Zlin T. Bata hospital. Police investigating fraud management

12.10. 2016

Police confirmed that the Bata Regional Hospital intervened because of suspicion of fraud management. Provided evidence when investigating possible criminal offenses. (in Czech only)


Labour Ministry Case - Šiška Sentenced to Six Years

30.9. 2016

The Prague City Court sentenced ex-Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Affairs V. Šiška behind bars for his role in manipulating a welfare allowance payment contract. (in Czech only)


Rittig failed the Constitutional Court

26.8. 2016

The Constitutional Court rejected the complaint against Ivo Rittig Municipal Court in Prague, which allow him to extend his action to the Endowment Fund Against Corruption. (in Czech only)

 

 

 

 

 

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