Originally Posted by dr dowell
These are the cases I like to handle from the scratch. How ever before I start I would politely say that corruption is a hole to any economic system and incorrptubility is the only sealant to the hole. Corruption has feed back system of mechanism in destroying the economy and not the other way round. What do I mean by that? When money is allocated to a project of significant economic important and the money is embezzled that project will remain undone and economic activities will remain low and when such continues for some time economic failure will start developing. This will lead to loss of confidence on the economy which will prompt to more looting of the public treasury because of fear of the unknown and to build buffer for the rainy day. Eventually more of the fund will be looted leading to failure in executing more project and infrastructure of economic importance this will eventually lead to Economic failure. I will explain the 2 case later.
You're both right and wrong in this post, yes corruption leads to a waste of government resources but what you're not addressing is the root cause of it? Why would a British civil servant not steal to the extent of his Nigerian counter part? It's simply because the Nigerian society doesn't frown on it, and it's not that Nigerians think stealing is good but rather they're just too poor to stand up for what they believe.
If the economy was functioning and people had decent, secure, private sector jobs, they would challenge the political class but as long as you have a dysfunctional economy talking about tacking corruption is a waste of time. And as I've stated before we won't fix the economy until we cut down the powers of the labour unions.
Obviously I expect you to disagree and I'd appreciate if you could explain to me how you intend to tackle corruption in a country where the lower class are better off being pets of the upper and upper-middle class of society.