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Who is more corrupt, Banker or Politicians?

  1. ZIa Ahmed khan profile image80
    ZIa Ahmed khanposted 5 years ago

    Who is more corrupt, Banker or Politicians?

    Corruption is every where, but who is more corrupt. Government  Employees, Politicians or Businesses. Who promotes corruptions.

  2. Abecedarian profile image78
    Abecedarianposted 5 years ago

    The questions is not who, but what. The answer to that would be greed and the obsession with wanting more and never being satisfied with what one has.  Many a banker has turned into a politician...need I say more.

    1. ZIa Ahmed khan profile image80
      ZIa Ahmed khanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      their is complicit relation between banker and politician and they rob the poor and exploit them.

  3. Lions Den Media profile image60
    Lions Den Mediaposted 5 years ago

    I hear this "greed" argument continually when talking about bankers and private business and it has become tiresome. Banks and private businesses have a fiduciary (legal) obligation to maximize profits for shareholders. Greed is viewed as some sort of disparaging word, however greed is not inherently evil. The term greed is defined as: "an inordinate desire for something - love, food, wealth, success etc." A scientist could be considered greedy because of his passion for finding a cure to cancer. Those greedy bankers are the ones who fund the greedy scientist so that he can work towards finding a cure to cancer.
    That said - bankers and individuals in private business do force anyone to invest or do business with any particular company. However, the government has the power to seize your money. In fact, in the government in the US can now force you to purchase health care insurance. Furthermore, private businesses have no such power.
    As for corruption - it is a human trait, therefore entities cannot be corrupt. But since private businessmen have no power to force individuals to do anything, while politicians seek power specifically to control the lives of others - it is obvious that politicians are by nature corrupt. This thesis is predicated on the premise that - Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

    1. ZIa Ahmed khan profile image80
      ZIa Ahmed khanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Greed is part of human life, but this need to be control and managed  within limits and boundaries defined by law, law does not give anyone authority to rob on road , corruption is nothing else than robbery carried out in day light .

    2. Lions Den Media profile image60
      Lions Den Mediaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      So are you saying gov needs to define how much money is too much? What if someone making one billion $ per year gave away to charity 90%? Would that individual still be considered greedy because he keeps $100 million?

    3. vveasey profile image83
      vveaseyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Greed means you never get enough. You're never satisfied. You keep eating and eating even when you're not hungry, even when it makes you sick.
      Greed means you always want more and more even when you don't need it. It like a compulsion

    4. ZIa Ahmed khan profile image80
      ZIa Ahmed khanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      What  I mean by managing greed within limits is, control over your heart and brain who can think more positive about humanity, but it is difficult task.

  4. shampa sadhya profile image83
    shampa sadhyaposted 5 years ago

    Generalizing a section of people as corrupt is not a right thing to do. Corruption is in every profession but some in every profession is clean. The number may vary a little but due to that a particular profession should not be branded as corrupts.

    1. ZIa Ahmed khan profile image80
      ZIa Ahmed khanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      The financial crisis is outcome of corrupt practices of banker and we saw all top investment banks going out of business aneeding resue with poor peoples money.

    2. Lions Den Media profile image60
      Lions Den Mediaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Actually part of the financial crisis was a result of government policies forcing banks to make loans to minorities and unqualified buyers. Failure by banks to conform would result in legal action taken by the gov against banks for discrimination.

  5. rafken profile image81
    rafkenposted 5 years ago

    A good question but I think that there are different classes that they should be grouped into. First the businessman: I have heard it say that there is no such thing as "business ethics", that is to say that the "business" is to make profit and so any thing that makes a profit is fair game and can be called business. An example would be the drug business. Once a businessman is making money, through a business, he does not consider himself to be corrupt.
    Second comes the politician. It is often asked whether a person has to be corrupt to enter politics or does politics corrupt him? Either way the politician is corrupt, although they will argue that it is not corruption, just a perk of the job. My point in case would be that often politicians are highly paid businessmen, lawyers etc. They put their higher paying jobs aside to go in to low paying politics, why? To help the people? If that is the case, why is it that they rarely do help the people?
    Lastly of course there are the bankers. Banking, to me, is just another name for corruption. It is the bankers that corrupt the politicians with their "pieces of silver". It is the bankers that encourage the businessmen with their false promises of a "hidden" wealth. The bankers, through smoke and mirrors, have already gained control of the countries but yet they still strive to increase their power. They will not rest until they have not only gained control of all the worlds wealth but also gained control of all the inhabitants. Corruption starts and finishes with the banker. Without the banker, there could be no corruption. Unfortunately, the bankers "police" themselves and so when one of them commits the ultimate sin of actually being caught, he is pushed in to early retirement with a mere million or two to live on: punishment indeed.

  6. 123chri123 profile image43
    123chri123posted 5 years ago

    In my country Nigeria,it is the politicians,politics is the fastest growing sector in Nigeria.Every politician wants to grab from the national cake.

    1. ZIa Ahmed khan profile image80
      ZIa Ahmed khanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      this is true for most of Africa. this is one of the reason for extreme  poverty their.

  7. lone77star profile image85
    lone77starposted 5 years ago

    Likely there are equal percentages of corrupt individuals in every profession.

    "Who" promotes corruption? Ego. Everyone has ego. This is the vulnerable part of each of us which craves attention and craves to be right and frequently to make others appear to be wrong. Ego loves to use logic and illogic with wild abandon. Ego is the part of us that says, "Notice me."

    Perhaps a more useful question would be, "Who is more helpful and honest?"

    The answer to this would be those who give up ego -- those who are generous and focused on helping others tirelessly.

    Awareness of the details will help us discern who is who. As the Bible indicates, you can know the tree by the fruit it bears. Ego produces selfish fruit.

    The truly spiritual produces unselfish fruit -- abundance, health and love.

  8. Maina Wilson profile image61
    Maina Wilsonposted 12 months ago

    Corruption is everywhere as you said..... But government officials are the most corrupt people.. They embezzle public funds and use them for their personal gain