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What Fires Corruptions..?

12 Apr

What Are the Causes of Corruption?
Wendy Updated: 2004-02-09 09:30
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2004-02/09/content_304379.htm

What Are the Causes of Corruption? Why do people choose to be corrupt rather than honest?

For some, being corrupt may be the easiest way-or indeed the only way-to get what they want.

At times, a bribe may provide a convenient means of avoiding punishment. Many who observe that politicians, policemen, and judges seem to ignore corruption or even practice it themselves merely follow their example.

For some, being corrupt may be the easiest way-or indeed the only way-to get what they want. At times, a bribe may provide a convenient means of avoiding punishment. Many who observe that politicians, policemen, and judges seem to ignore corruption or even practice it themselves merely follow their example.

As corruption snowballs, it becomes more acceptable until it is finally a way of life.

People with pitifully low wages come to feel that they have no option. They have to demand bribes if they want to make a decent living. And when those who extort bribes or pay them to gain an unfair advantage go unpunished, few are prepared to swim against the tide.

“Because sentence against a bad work has not been executed speedily, that is why the heart of the sons of men has become fully set in them to do bad,” observed King Solomon.-Ecclesiastes 8:11.

Two powerful forces keep stoking the fires of corruption:
**selfishness **and **greed***.

Because of selfishness, corrupt people turn a blind eye to the suffering that their corruption inflicts on others, and they justify bribery simply because they benefit from it. The more material benefits they amass, the greedier those practicers of corruption become.

“A mere lover of silver will not be satisfied with silver,” observed Solomon, “neither any lover of wealth with income.” (Ecclesiastes 5:10)

Granted, greed may be good for making money, but it invariably winks at corruption and illegality.

 

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