What is the root-cause of corruption? Embedded culture, default social mechanism, or something else/more complex?
I would say that the nature of the corruption stems from the environ.
Corruption from affluence is greed based. Corruption from poverty is
more need based. But is corruption something learned in certain
circumstances, or simply human-nature-based? Is corruption in itself a
bad thing? Is it just a way for governments to prevent humans having an
easy time, and to then be able to tax us by outlawing transactions that
circumnavigate the system? Is it all a matter of perspective? How can we
expect power people or even nations to adopt western views towards
corruption when we do indeed have it very easy here, and we allow our
biggest companies to be corrupt by floating on the frontiers of sytems
of tax avoidance and squeezing the third world. Are we all indeed
contributing to a wholly corrupt world order that in its complexity
outlaws atavistic corruptions yet perpetuates advanced and intelligent
forms of money juggling . . .
So from my rant I must glean that
it is indeed human nature to want more; and one form of that manifests
itself wholly by instinct through corruption . . .