“[In the US,] In almost a decade since the financial crisis, only one Wall Street banker — a Credit Suisse executive — had gone to jail, despite an economic collapse that had thrown millions out of work and lowered living standards.” A passage from Billion Dollar Whale by Tom Wright & Bradley Hope

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“From the start, Najib was obsessed with popularity. Like any old-school Malaysian politician, he saw money — not ideas — as the only way to achieve popularity with voters, and he squeezed 1MDB for funds. A few months after the 1MDB board meeting, Najib told voters ahead of an upcoming…

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“One recent estimate puts the money stashed in offshore financial centers since 1970 at $32 trillion — a figure equal to the combined economies of the United States and China — with hundreds of billions lost in tax revenues.” A passage from Billion Dollar Whale by Tom Wright & Bradley Hope.

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“The simple view is that medicine exists to fight death and diseases, and that is, of course, its most basic task. Death is the enemy. But the enemy has superior forces. Eventually, it wins. And in a war that you cannot win, you don’t want a general who fights to the point of total annihilation. You don’t want Custer. You want Robert E. Lee, someone who knows how to fight for territory that can be won and how to surrender it when it can’t, someone who understands that the damage is greatest if all you do is battle to the bitter end.” A passage from Being Mortal by Atul Gawande.

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Edwan A. Wibawa

Edwan A. Wibawa

Currently reading The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt