Isn't government corruption the biggest cause of poverty globally?

Update:

Countries whose leaders take most of the money for themselves, countries whose leaders sell their country's natural resources and pocket the money, countries whose leaders seem to believe the citizens must be kept in line through bad education, propaganda blaming others for their poverty while the leaders live like kings, etc

Update 2:

Isn't our own corrupt administration allowing our money to be sucked out of this country? Is that corruption if it is done in secrecy?

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  • 5 years ago
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    Yes! And that's true of our government too. We have over 50 years of failed programs where Trillions upon Trillions have been spent all designed NOT to cure the patient but to keep the politician in the limelight.

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  • 5 years ago

    I agree with you if, what your saying is: Corrupt government on a global scale are causing mass poverty!!

    Then the answe is clearly YES!!!

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  • 5 years ago

    Yep, even though liberals still think it's rich Republicans.

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  • 5 years ago

    Yes, Back in the days of the Bible you can use the legend of Samuel as an example. The people begged for a King so they could be like everyone else and Samuel supposedly spoke with God and he told him that God would exact the people in 1/10th of everything and put them in slavery and when they begged for freedom God (the government) would turn his back and ignore them This is in Samuel 1:8

    6 But when they said, “Give us a king to lead us,” this displeased Samuel; so he prayed to the Lord. 7 And the Lord told him: “Listen to all that the people are saying to you; it is not you they have rejected, but they have rejected me as their king. 8 As they have done from the day I brought them up out of Egypt until this day, forsaking me and serving other gods, so they are doing to you. 9 Now listen to them; but warn them solemnly and let them know what the king who will reign over them will claim as his rights.”

    10 Samuel told all the words of the Lord to the people who were asking him for a king. 11 He said, “This is what the king who will reign over you will claim as his rights: He will take your sons and make them serve with his chariots and horses, and they will run in front of his chariots. 12 Some he will assign to be commanders of thousands and commanders of fifties, and others to plow his ground and reap his harvest, and still others to make weapons of war and equipment for his chariots. 13 He will take your daughters to be perfumers and cooks and bakers. 14 He will take the best of your fields and vineyards and olive groves and give them to his attendants. 15 He will take a tenth of your grain and of your vintage and give it to his officials and attendants. 16 Your male and female servants and the best of your cattle[c] and donkeys he will take for his own use. 17 He will take a tenth of your flocks, and you yourselves will become his slaves. 18 When that day comes, you will cry out for relief from the king you have chosen, but the Lord will not answer you in that day.”

    19 But the people refused to listen to Samuel. “No!” they said. “We want a king over us. 20 Then we will be like all the other nations, with a king to lead us and to go out before us and fight our battles.”

    21 When Samuel heard all that the people said, he repeated it before the Lord. 22 The Lord answered, “Listen to them and give them a king.”

    Then Samuel said to the Israelites, “Everyone go back to your own town.”

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  • 5 years ago

    Yes.

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    I would say so, it is in Mexico and South and Central America it is.

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Yes but Hillary knows how to make it better.

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  • 5 years ago

    No.

    • Yes it is. Before our own government became so corrupt, the people were able to thrive. Now its not only very difficult for average Americans to make ends meet, their country is being sold out to the highest bidder.

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