No Blame, No Gain
So, what exactly is Corruption?
But that definition is just that, a definition
It's "Perversion of integrity"
And a plain old definition is rather boring
So let's look at some examples to go along with the definition
Here are a few famous people in history who were guilty of exactly what we're talking about
Former NBA Referee (1994-2007)
- Bet thousands of dollars on the outcomes of NBA games he himself officiated - Found to be deliberately singling out a player or a team for harsher treatment while ignoring the other team's fouls - Later convicted and sentenced to 15 months and 3 years of supervised release by a federal court
Richard Milhous Nixon
- US President from 1969 to 1974 -Republican Party Candidate
-The Watergate Scandal is now the collective name for the series of ill- egal activities and 'tricks' used by the Nixon Adminstration to under- mine and intimidate political oppo- nents
Corruption in the highest echelons of Government is disastrous in both the short and long run
- Mao Zedong's wife Jiang Quing, took the Cultural Revolution as an opportunity to kill off her perceived political enemies - Joseph Stalin's regime contained huge amounts of corruption where officials would hoard resources and make unfair decisions for money etc.
Corruption Prevention Methods
- Stringent punishments. Quick suspensions and immediate restorations don't e- ffectively end the problem. Immediate removal and harsh fines however, do. - Start at home. You don't prevent what never existed. By growing up with honesty and integrity around you, the very idea of corruption is nonexistent as it goes agai- nst the very values of truth