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Anil Rajvanshi

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Debate: Is corruption a moral or a legal issue?

Too often the corruption debate and discussions all over the world are focused on how somebody broke a law. By that definition Mahatma Gandhi was the most corrupt man since he periodically broke British laws!

By dictionary definition corruption relates to doing things which are not ethical.

Hence how should the corruption be defined and fought for greater good?

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  • Oct 23 2012: Morality deals with rights and wrongs of mankind. Legal matters deal with rights and wrongs of a society. Could you live in a world where everybody was allowed to corrupt? Would you feel safe? I think the short answer to your debate is that corruption, because it harms and deprives people of rational choice, is both morally and legally wrong.

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