Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Second best: corrupt fundamental

These many days media have been flooded by news on corruption. Opinions and editorials have follow suit. And now the president, out of desperation, again calls for religious teachings for combating the corruptive mentality.

But will these all work? Looking at the chronic situation in Indonesia, I sadly see no prospects. Corruption is already a culture. It's ubiquitous.

While, to add to that pain, we've got little money and resources left. Yet, we've got to grow.

Now, I could start understand the points made by Avinash Dixit in his "Lawlessness and Economics". In short, you can't wait until the coast is really clear. You have to be able to develop and to grow on a ... corrupt fundamentals.

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