Corruption: Why is it so difficult to eradicate?

@shattered (1731)
Philippines
December 2, 2010 11:07pm CST
Through several changes in government, and even the changes in the leadership, we are still affected by corruption in our government. The method may change when the leaders change but it still remains, people will always find a way to make more money through illegitimate means. Which leads me to ask: Why can't we get rid of corruption?
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@lovecimi (41)
• China
3 Dec 10
I think the root cause of corruption is some problems exist in the management system of goverment. The corruption can't be eradicated completely but it can be controled into a samll range. If the corruption is severe and general, their system is defective. It's terrible.
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@shattered (1731)
• Philippines
3 Dec 10
I believe I understand a terrible system where government projects are delayed because some other government agency wants a piece of the pie. It really is terrible. A controlled range... Thats a good idea!
@alfred8 (61)
• China
3 Dec 10
I think it can not be eliminated completely,because the governmentis governed by people who is egoistic in essence. In addition, there is no valuable supervisory organ.So you can imagine what is going on.
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@shattered (1731)
• Philippines
3 Dec 10
I do agree, inorder to actually change the environment we have to change the way people think. As long as government personnel are looking out for themselves instead of serving the people, it will really be hard to implement changes in government.
@ruperto (1552)
• Philippines
2 Apr 11
It could be an issue of social pressure ... For instance in the family, a wife will not tell a husband: "It's ok if you do not bring home more money for the family..." Am I telling that the wives may have something to do with it? What do you think ?
@shattered (1731)
• Philippines
4 Apr 11
You do have a point. The pressure of providing for ones family is a lot. It would also be difficult to find a spouse and a family who understands and accepts that working for the government uprightly is more important than the family. I think everything must fall into place for it to work, given the current state of the international economy, it would be very hard for people resist the temptation.