Corruption

Published on Oct 12, 2020

Def:
dishonest or fraudulent conduct by those in power, typically involving bribery.

My latest fascination.
The psychology behind corruption.

Is the fear of being caught the only reason why there is less corruption in some groups over others?

Is there a hierarchy of needs that ought to be met to prevent people from considering being a participant in corruption.

Is corruption the result of cognitive dissonance where we rationalize what we are doing so we can't see when we are being corrupt?

I don't think it is that simple but it isn't a topic I have read a lot about.

I haven't met too many people who would openly admit to being corrupt unless they were helping you to get something as well - making you an accomplice in the process.

I have heard arguments that corruption is as prevalent as lying. The only thing that makes one unique over another is the degree of corruption. Often it is the people in the top 1% that define what type of corruption is punishable by law and what is not. So much grey area here.

I miss my black and white days where nothing fit in the grey.