There could be multiple reasons why a society is corrupt: because people are basically corrupt or the systems implemented are corrupt, or the social fabric is corrupt ? reasons could be many. Couple of articles one should mull on, could offer some clues. Are we born corrupt or made corrupt by the value systems in our upbringing.
(via Sagarika Ghose) in an article “No honest brokers” brings out good points, Several cricketers have expressed the belief that dishonesty exists not just in Pakistan cricket, but in the very DNA of the subcontinent. Michael Atherton said that the root of all evil in cricket can be traced to India and Imran Khan stated that when a society says you can get away with all crime, what’s a little no-ball? >>>
(via and article in Times) One in three Indians utterly corrupt, and half are “borderline”, an observation by Pratyush Sinha, who retired as India’s Central Vigilance Commissioner this week, said the worst part of his “thankless job” was observing how corruption had increased as people became more materialistic. >>>>
By the way Transparency International, the global anti-graft body, puts India 84th on its corruption perception index with a 3.4-point rating, out of a best possible score of 10. New Zealand comes first with 9.4 and Somalia last with 1.1, we come closer to Somalia.
In management we used to always debate are leaders born or leader made. I am having a similar debate now, are Indians born corrupt or become corrupt by our upbringing. ? Think about it and please leave comments.