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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 25 2012: Corruption is first and foremost a moral issue. An immoral person will become corrupt once he senses power and invincibility. Power and position blinds such persons. However an upright and honest man will not be tempted by his power and position.

    A corrupt person will try to take the legal system for a ride by his clout and cunning. Moral deprivation resulting from faulty upbringing is the root cause. Greed, coveting if overcome thru correct upbringing and spirituality can help in eradicating this vice which is corroding all strata of society around the world.

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