- Niall Ferguson, The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World
3. "career prospects of employees who report corporate malfeasance are so dismal that it is surprising that people whistleblow at all."
- Jeffrey Pfeffer, Leadership BS: Fixing Workplaces and Careers One Truth at a Time
4. "Just as people will admit to being bad with math more than they will admit illiteracy, business tolerates interpersonal incompetence where it would never allow financial malfeasance."
- Rodd Wagner, 12: The Elements of Great Managing
5. "The history of prescriptions about English ... is in part a history of bogus rules, superstitions, half-baked logic, groaningly unhelpful lists, baffling abstract statements, false classifications, contemptuous insiderism and educational malfeasance. But it is also a history of attempts to make sense of the world and its bazaar of competing ideas and interests."
- Quote by Henry Hitchings
6. "at a time when ethical lapses and blatant crimes pervade the political and economic and clerical landscapes (and has there ever been a time when, or a place where, such malfeasance was absent?), well-trained investigative journalists are essential for the survival of democratic institutions."
- Howard Gardner, Truth
7. "Such fascinating things, libraries. She closes her eyes. She could walk inside and step into a murder, a love story, a complete account of somebody else’s life, or mutiny on the high seas. Such potential; such adventure—there’s a shimmer of malfeasance in trying other ways of being."
- Ashley Hay, The Railwayman's Wife
8. "This is a convenient focus, because the villains are easily identified and measures can be taken against malfeasance and neglect. What’s more, it absolves the rest of us of our responsibility for precipitating this crisis. But this is too facile a response."
- Raghuram G. Rajan, Fault Lines
9. "The arms industry’s economic contribution is also undermined by the frequency with which its main players around the world – Lockheed Martin, BAE, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, and those closely linked to it such as KBR, Halliburton and Blackwater – are implicated in grand corruption, inefficiency and wastage of public resources. They are very seldom forced to pay any significant price for their malfeasance and are always allowed to continue bidding for massive government contracts."
- Andrew Feinstein, The Shadow World
10. "The goal of natural history is to catalog the creations of the Lord, Reverend Finnias insisted one night. I disagree, Father replied. This new age of scientific reason insists that we ask the question of how things work. We must be continually measuring and weighing our results in a scientific manner. Don’t speak to me of science! Reverend Finnias thundered. Science is the portal by which the Devil works his malfeasance. Science makes people question God."
- Suzanne Weyn, Invisible World