the only way to eradicate the corruption from our system at this point, is to make each man and woman in office liable for his or her own actions, and those who work for them. Make them responsible, by law for their actions, and do not allow any illegal activities that will allow them to profit personally. Any such activity should be punishable by law and put them in jail. This will be the only way that would work in my opinion.
Corruption is the marriage of money, power, and privilege that thrives on and sustains greed. State governments made it illegal to burn money. There's also no wealth quota. How much does a person need in order to live? Surely, a million dollars or whatever currency a year isn't enough for the elite few. These people are protected by governments that say they value democracy yet they "crucify" those who don't agree with them or those who don't serve their interests. Then we have all sorts of media that promote consumerist values.
Human life has been commercialized from pre-conception until death. Survival entails money. And most politicians are quasi business people.
Eradication of corruption? I can only think of the following which many may find too radical and impossible:
*Burn money and cease central bank operations
*Promote volunteerism (and reward those who exert extra efforts to make life better for others (this is akin to what Che Guevara did as a government official in Cuba) - former central bank people can help monitor these reward systems in kind.)
*If burning money isn't feasible then a wealth quota law could help. This will require people with surplus money or those who exceeded that ceiling to allocate the extra amount to support social services and state infrastructures.
Eradication of corruption will entail support for socio-economic equality, particularly when it comes to rights and access to resources. If we continue to give life and power to lifeless money, corruption will continue.
Others would argue it's human nature to be greedy. I argue (and so do others) that it is also human nature to choose not to be so.
No matter what system one may put in place nothing will eradicate corruption. Humans are not all the same but one thing one may be absolutely assured of is there will always be greedy and selfish people.
But public be-headings might send a message.
We need to educate the people so they know who and what they are voting for.
We need to eliminate the incentives for politicians trade favors for campaign money. (Read my hub "Salary Cap Politicians" for more on this one.)
We need to take responsibility as individuals for our actions and not blame others.
We need to fix the government from both ends, meaning bottom up from small local government and top down from federal and state officials. There is corruption on all levels, and as bad as it is in the United States our officials are saints compared to the organized crime that controls some of the other countries (Russia and Mexico both come to mind.)
Thats easy. Give the power to the people. Politicians tell us how much they will make and so on.
Systems and laws cannot eradicate corruption. They might be able to limit it and give a semblance of eradication, but the temptation to be corrupt will still be there. Corruption is almost inscribed in man's genes, so much had he been corrupted and so much has he corrupted others throughout history.There are very few people on earth who are not corrupt or who would have refused to be corrupted even in the most dire circumstances.
Corruption can only be eradicated by a drastic change in man's character, and that is only possible by the advent of a new humanity. Until then, we must unfortunately accept that the world will continue to be dominated by corrupt people, be it in developing or developed countries.
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