29 May 2015

#tokfriday: Ethics, Human Science, and the #FIFAscandal

The RLS

On Wednesday, May 27th, Swiss officials arrested 7 FIFA officials on charges of corruption at the request of the U.S. Department of Justice. On the same day, the Swiss Office of the Attorney General opened a second investigation into possible corruption in the bidding process of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups (in Russia and Qatar respectively). This is not the first time the FIFA organization has dealt with charges of corruption and other serious scandals.

The KQ

Other TOK Links: 

Reason, Perception

The Short Article:

Why Power Corrupts
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/why-power-corrupts-37165345/?no-ist

Video: Everything you need to know about the FIFA scandal, explained in 4 questions

Further Reading

FIFA's huge corruption and bribery scandal, explained

Stanford Prison Experiment

Fifa crisis as it happened: We must regain your trust and ensure football is free from wrongdoing, says Sepp Blatter

FIFA Rocked as U.S. Charges 14 in Corruption Investigation
http://www.wsj.com/articles/six-soccer-officials-arrested-in-fifa-corruption-investigation-1432710956

FIFA Corruption Investigation: Biggest Takeaways from Swiss, United States Probe

Jon Stewart has some questions about the FIFA investigation — like what took so !#&%@ long

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