Introduction

Corruption is said to be an act done with intent to give some advantage inconsistent with official duty and the rights of others. It includes bribery, but is more comprehensive; because an act may be corruptly done, though the advantage to be derived from it be not offered by another. Corruption has been around for a very long time and will be around in the future unless governments can figure out effective ways to combat it. This is not going to be easy, since much public corruption can be traced to government intervention in the economy, policies aimed at liberalization, stabilization, deregulation, and privatization can sharply reduce the opportunities for rent-seeking behavior and corruption. Where government regulations are pervasive, however, and government officials have discretion in applying them, individuals are often willing to offer bribes to officials to circument the rules and, sad to relate, officials are occasionally tempted to accept these bribes.

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http://www.systemintegrityresources.com/what_people_say.html

http://chrisfharvey.typepad.com/charvey_in_vietnam/2007/07/grandma-battles.html

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