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Re: State Corruption

Post by Phikim » 28 Aug 2017, 10:31

Corruption is an individual undertaking. Individuals participate in corrupt deeds and not the state, organisations or entities as a whole. Going by definition, corruption is lack of integrity and honesty. It means lack of the two elements can only be by individuals. Therefore corruption is carried out by individuals.

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Post by Darakhshan Nazir » 29 Aug 2017, 01:07

Amagine wrote:I hate corruption and i wish there were more honest people in the world.
I wish . I don't get it how could someone sell his soul for money
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Post by Eric77 » 29 Aug 2017, 03:15

Corruption is definitely initiated by individuals, but in some societies, it has been enshrined into the normal working of things. This makes it more disgusting and damaging.

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Post by Darakhshan Nazir » 29 Aug 2017, 03:30

Eric77 wrote:Corruption is definitely initiated by individuals, but in some societies, it has been enshrined into the normal working of things. This makes it more disgusting and damaging.
Yes that is ruining our morals and our society
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Post by Donnavila Marie01 » 30 Aug 2017, 08:23

Phikim wrote:Corruption is an individual undertaking. Individuals participate in corrupt deeds and not the state, organisations or entities as a whole. Going by definition, corruption is lack of integrity and honesty. It means lack of the two elements can only be by individuals. Therefore corruption is carried out by individuals.
I agree with this one hundred percent. Corruption is lack of integrity and honesty.

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Post by Darakhshan Nazir » 30 Aug 2017, 19:33

Corruption is eating away happiness of states. Why can't people be honest
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Post by jenjayfromSA » 31 Aug 2017, 07:59

When corruption is rampant in a state or organisation and it is endorsed by the behaviour of those in authority, it becomes the norm, part of the structure and moral climate. Everyone does it, so everyone thinks it's OK. That is when it becomes terrifying because it is almost impossible to eradicate.

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Post by Emie Cuevas » 31 Aug 2017, 22:25

Paco may be a corrupt business man, but I feel that, in this story at least, he was justified. With the tender system in place, that as far as I know all governments use some form of, it is rarely that the best plan gets implemented. Paco cheated the system by undercutting the bid of everyone else, and in so doing the best design got picked. If instead of embezzling the money from the company and making a run for it, he had just said "OK, we underestimated to cost we need more money to complete" I would have called him a hero.

In conclusion, I don't like corruption, but I hate the system that makes these sort of choices necessary, worse!
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Post by Donnavila Marie01 » 31 Aug 2017, 23:07

Corruption destroys individual relationships, state relationships, and destroys reputations. I wish that man would come to its senses before it is too late.

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Post by faith chiwenro igwe » 01 Sep 2017, 12:24

corruption is an ever existing fact that cannot be changed

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corruption is an ever existing fact that cannot be changed

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Post by Harley1984 » 01 Sep 2017, 12:38

Corruption, unfortunately, is every where. Yes, I agree it is bad, and that yes it is an individual person. You can be related to or grew up with someone who is corrupt but be honest yourself. Each individual person has to make that choice every day of lives.

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Post by mumoscar » 18 Sep 2017, 07:04

I would say everybody is prone to being corrupt as long as the environment is conducive. Private individuals do not undertake corrupt deals by themselves. There is always that innocent bystander that should do something to stop it but instead fails.

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Post by Ljessup » 23 Sep 2017, 22:30

Gideon umunnakwe wrote:corruption is bad,but it something we all practice without realizing it.
Sadly, this is spot on!! Some of it we do unintentionally, some is done maliciously, either way though everyone practices it as you said. Well put!!

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Post by csimmons032 » 24 Sep 2017, 13:53

This is why I am not a fan of politics. My involvement goes as far as praying that the right man is voted in for president and that he or she does good with it. Otherwise I find politics to be dramatic and dishonest, especially when it comes to things like corruption. I believe thought that no matter how dishonest people are, God will always look out for those that follow him.

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Post by Oliver Ekaso » 28 Sep 2017, 14:50

Corruption and promoting selfish interest at the detriment of collective goals is the foundation of global conflict.

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