The old saying goes that sunlight is the best disinfectant when it comes to corruption…well the next logical step would be a tour surely?
Like many of his law-abiding compatriots, Petr Sourek resents how corruption rewards cheating and is a drag on economic growth. But unlike others he decided to try and profitâ€”legallyâ€”from the Czech Republicâ€™s sleazy intersection of business and politics.
In 2011 he created Corrupt Tour, a company that offers a series of sightseeing tours that highlight, and mock, some of Pragueâ€™s most outrageous corruption scandals in the post-communist era.
â€śWe wanted to reverse the usual order of things,â€ť he says. â€śCorruption basically feeds on business so we decided to start a business that feeds on corruption.â€ť
The 38-year-old Sourek studied philosophy and the classics (Latin and Greek) at university. Something of a dabbler, he ticks off a litany of workâ€”freelance writer, lecturer, translator and art director among them.Â Read more »