Re: political corruption
Originally Posted by KeotsuEclipse
Our generation, better known as generation "Y" is known for its' disrespect, and selfishness.
You will eventually become an adult so basically you won't be able to blame anybody but yourself. That's how people are, I don't know where have you got that idea about our generation being the best from, but I strongly disagree with you.
Corruption in Russia, for instance, is at an unacceptable level and it applies to both low and high members of political/social hierarchy.
The more wealthy country is, the less corruption it has, or basically corruption stays at the very high level of governmental system, where the size of cashflows is very big.
There is no reason for doctors or let's say policemen to demand bribes in Western Europe, because their salaries are much higher than the amount of money they receive from that bribe. Moreover, they'll put themselves in danger.
In contrast to Western world, Eastern Europe has much lower level of salaries, nevertheless, regulations ( not directions ) of EU require some penalty charges to be at the same level in every supranational state.
In the end, people with different level of income have to pay the same amount of money.
Of Course road traffic officer in western europe won't accept a 50 EUR gease ( 50% of a real fare), because his salarie is basically 3000+ EUR.
For an eastern policeman, refusal is a much more difficult decision. He gets 500 EUR per month.
But of crouse this doesn't apply to people who have money and power.