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mel asked in Politics & GovernmentGovernment · 1 decade ago

corruption is the outcome of democracy?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    corruption is the outcome of the human condition. If corruption was the outcome of democracy, then from whence comes the corruption in N Korea, China, the USSR (former) and Cuba? Was Joseph Stalin not a corrupt politician? Fidel Castro?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The word corruption is a monetary invention, that aberrant behavior, behavior that is disruptive to the well being of people. Are we really dealing with human behavior and human behavior appears to be environmental determined meaning if you're raised by the Seminole Indians as a baby never saw anything else, you'd hold that values and this goes for nations, it goes for individuals, for families and they try to indoctrinate their children to their particular faith and their country and make them feel like they're part of it in which they build a society which they call "established"

    "They" establish a workable point of view and tend to perpetuate that. Whereas all society are really emergent not established and so "they" fight new ideas that would interfere with the establishment. Governments try to perpetuate "that" which keeps them in power, people are not elected to political office to change things they're put there to keep things the way they are.

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    o you see the basis of corruption is in our society and let me make it clear: All nations are basically corrupt because they tend to uphold existed institution, I don't mean to uphold or downgrade all nation but communism,socialism,fascism, free Enterprise system and all other sub cultures are the same, they are all basically CORRUPTING.

    Source(s): Jacque Fresco
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  • jory
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    1 decade ago

    Corruption is the outcome of poor administration.

    If systems can be designed to record millions of cars entering a city, a system can be designed to halt corruption.

    The key is transparency.

    If the banks were properly audited and the results published, a huge backlog of bad debt would have become apparent, and no doubt the bad practises stopped. Certainly the bonuses for short-termism wouldn't have been paid.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes, since democracy by definition is mob rule...the rule of the majority. When the rights of individuals are trumped by the mob, the result is corruption. Unfortunately, to many of our elected representatives think we live in a mob rule country where the laws of the land subject to be corrupted...always in the name of feel good politics.

    Source(s): We live in a Constitutional Republic, not a democracy. You don't pledge allegiance to the flag with the words "and to the democracy for which it stands" do you...
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  • 1 decade ago

    If I understand the sense of your question, I'd say no. Corruption predates democracy, and is generally less in democratic systems than in autocratic ones. If it seems like more sometimes, it's probably because a free press gives it more publicity than would happen in a dictatorship.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Corruption is the outcome of good people doing nothing.

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  • 1 decade ago

    No, corruption is the outcome of critical and controlling parents who foster an acceptance for tyranny into their children, children who go on to exploit and manipulate everyone and everything around them without any sense of morality. The cure is education, reason, and freedom, which leads to caring, responsibility and connection with one's fellow man.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Corruption exists in any form of government; hence, it's not the form of government that begets corruption. Rather, it's money and power that corrupts.

    "Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely."

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  • Jon H
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Democracy doesn't work because it's citizenry is blind and ignorant. Nothing will ever change that.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The whole theory behind "majority rules" is one big fallacy.

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