[FoRK] Corruption, was: Re: From Meccania to Atlantis
kelley at inkworkswell.com
Thu Jan 7 16:24:26 PST 2010
At 04:29 AM 1/7/2010, Stephen Williams wrote:
>>India is famous for red tape, and corruption I suppose. It must be at
>>least a little better now.
A good friend of mine, from India, says that's the biggest reason why he
loves the u.s. and intends to remain here. He'll get on big rants about the
corruption in India, which he feels doesn't exist here. His examples are
about people paying to get a driver's licence, and so forth -- which, to
me, speaks to the disparity of income. He's not talking so much about
systemic governmet corruption, but about the way middle and upper-middle
class people can buy their way into just about anything if they have enough
cash to flash around. He feels that doesn't go on here. Ordinary people
don't buy their way into college, into a driver's license, or pay others to
take certification exams for them, etc.
I've always wondered to what extent others would agree and if there are
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