Sunday, January 16, 2011

Extent of bribery in Countries Around the World Tied to Earthquake Fatalities

A new appraisal of global earthquake fatalities over the past three decades indicates that 83 percent of all deaths caused by the fall down of buildings during earthquakes occurred in countries careful to be unusually corrupt.
Authored by Professor Nicholas Ambraseys of the Imperial College of London and Professor Roger Bilham of the University Colorado at Boulder, the study also found that in some comparatively wealthy countries where knowledge and sound business practices would be predictable to prevail, the collapse of many buildings is nevertheless attributable to corrupt building practices.

Corrupt building practices -- which are usually covert and hard to quantify -- can include the use of substandard materials, poor assembly methods, the unsuitable placement of buildings and non-adherence to building codes, said the authors.

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