Does anyone try to follow corruption levels as an indicator of instability?
The less certain the future, the more likely people are to grab the money now. Right?
The less certain the future, the more likely people are to grab the money now. Right? So should we track corruption in places like Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq as an indicator of political instability?
That said, not everything we call corruption is wrong. For example, the cop accepting a little baksheesh may be repaying the guy who sold him the job. And the provincial governor who appoints his son police chief in a town may be sending the only guy he trusts with the job.
Anybody read anything on this subject?
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