A Theory of Corruption
By Osvaldo Schenone
Published by Acton Institute
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Published: March 12, 2012
Words: 15,472 (approximate)
There is no greater scourge that affects the proper functioning of any economic system than corruption. Tragically, corruption is pervasive in developing nations. It is found often on the part of public officials who delay the issuance or processing of public documents unless a monetary inducement is offered.
There is no greater scourge that affects the proper functioning of any economic system than corruption. Tragically, corruption is pervasive in developing nations. It is found often on the part of public officials who delay the issuance or processing of public documents unless a monetary inducement is offered. It is found in the typical mismanagement and appropriation of national budgets toward the personal gain of political leaders. And it is found in ordinary individual transactions in the form of fraud, price gouging, and organized crime. The effects of corruption also have legal ramifications, often undermining the rule of law. But fundamentally, corruption falls squarely in the moral realm because it is symptomatic of the original sin that marks the heart of every person. This monograph offers a theological and economic examination that puts into question many of the uncritically accepted assumptions held about corruption.
, organized crime
, developing nations
, rule of law
, economic system
, price gouging
, personal gain
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on March 16, 2012 :
I am disappointed by this book. I was looking for reasonable arguments explaining corruption and its solutions based on ECONOMICAL and PUBLIC POLICY grounds. This book is 80% theological and uses Christian arguments against corruption. I was not looking for religious thoughts. I just wasted $3! A better information (synopsis) would have been helpful for readers like me to decide prior to purchasing.
(reviewed the day of purchase)