The Moreland Commision was established in 2013 by Governor Andrew Cuomo to investigate public corruption in NY. Less than one year later, Cuomo disbanded the commission. The office of the governor had itself been a target of the commission.
Perhaps the patent grants were routine, but how do we know for sure? It isn't just a matter of whether Trump uses his role as president to intentionally extract financial gain from foreign governments. It's also a matter of intent on the part of the government of Mexico. Are they able to exert influence on American policy by granting financial benefit to an American president?
I did a presentation on secrets and lies this week. While preparing for it, I recalled that I once posted briefly on the subject. Here's the original post. The comments are very good, so don't stop with the end of the post.
I avoid jargon when discussing psychology, but if you've ever heard the psychological term Object Relations, this post represents a small dose without the jargon. Object Relations is a fertile area for psychoanalytic inquiry, an area that I regard as essential to a depth understating of both child development and psychological functioning more generally. I like the post and the comments because they invite readers to think a bit differently about some of the more provocative aspects of everyday human experience. Secrets and lies are often discussed within a moral framework, but consequential psychological dimensions of secrets and lies are almost entirely neglected outside of psychology.