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Word of the Week

Cui Bono: 

  1. 1:  a principle that probable responsibility for an act or event lies with one having something to gain

  2. 2:  usefulness or utility as a principle in estimating the value of an act or policy

I saw this word in a Brookings Institute article on the Panama Papers, a news story that’s grabbed my attention.

Works Cited

“Cui Bono.” Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 8 Apr. 2016.

Gaddy, Clifford G.“Are the Russians Actually Behind the Panama Papers?” Brookings Institute. Web. 8 Apr. 2016.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. jgiambrone
    Apr 12, 2016 @ 21:47:58

    The Brookings Institution is run by neoliberal warmongers, who are actively trying to get the US to go to war on Iran.

    Cui Bono simply means “who benefits?”

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