Why is corruption a problem? We shouldn’t think of opposing corruption because we’re goody-goodies and corruption is wrong. We fight corruption because it hurts what we most want to achieve in society. Corruption slows economic progress. Countries with more corruption have less investment, and each dollar of investment has less impact on growth. Corruption hurts the poor, not the rich.
Excerpt from The Jakarta Post. A post by Robert Klitgaard, a University Professor at Claremont Graduate University and the author of eight books, including Controlling Corruption and High-Performance Government.I really like the idea of doing something not because it is right or wrong but because we know how it will strengthen the mission to achieve the vision. It’s because we know how it will end therefore we eliminate all obstacles to our goal.