Cynicism and corruption

12/18/2006
The first foe in any fight against corruption is cynicism. Corruption thrives where people consider it part of the natural order. And where corruption thrives, economies struggle, political systems decay, and people suffer. Any program to combat poverty must address corruption. Any effort to improve political systems must address corruption. Any oil company seeking rights to make money developing resources must address corruption.Apparently, cynicism about corruption remains high. Transparency International (TI) this month released its annual Global Corruption Barometer, a public opinion survey indicating that people around the world lack confidence in anticorruption efforts by government...
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