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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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    Nov 1 2012: what if the incentive to be honest is not firmly established.History is full of pirates and nobility who we admire who gained advantage with unlawful technique. Could this really be a resource based question.Generally one gains stuff when cheating not laws or morals. All yoUR associates also could gain stuff if they supported your creative act. If one group is surrounded by another group who outsmarts them and tricks them and then fools them to be envious of their great wealth,power ect ...maybe the payoff for corruption is greater then the meager smugness of moral or legal action. We all seem to flounder helplessly in front of great corruption...who has deep roots into our social structure. Your structure was basically built by the historically corrupt,they may have feed your children on the bones of third world or killed the truth tellers. How do you stop an addiction to wealth when it means cutting out your own supply. You are either brave enough to suffer with its removal,or you can just stand there forever debating. Which for you would be the bigger evil?
    • Nov 11 2012: Honesty is a blunt tool , it bleeds more than it heals the wound. Honesty alone can't end the corruption. Even Criminals are honest among themselves. If they wouldn't have been honest in their work of killing people then we wouldn't have so much bloodshed in the name of corruption , terrorism.

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