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KimCooper



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:02 am    Post subject: saying "everyone is corrupt" breeds corruption. Reply with quote

I was reading the 120 or so comments on a great article by Brad Hicks when I read this paragraph:

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Also, regarding it being a "waste" of money to pay for people looking for cheats. There will be cheats. There needs to be a method and people to catch them. It's demonstrated psychology that a small number of people are self-injuringly honest, an equally small number are pathologically dishonest, approximately 10% are always honest, or always can't be trusted, and the remaining 78% percent of the population nominally camps somewhere on the spectrum between trustworthy and deceptive, but is willing to go whichever way the wind blows especially if the Joneses fly away first. Thus, saying "everyone is corrupt" breeds corruption. Self-regulation doesn't work for individuals any better than it has for industries.


What jumped out at me was:
saying "everyone is corrupt" breeds corruption.

This is a meme that needs to get out. It is the "fearmongers" of the right, the ones who say "everyone is corrupt" who produce corruption.

If you want to read the article, it is here:
http://bradhicks.livejournal.com/422902.html



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