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Saturday, February 04, 2006

GOV, Nyberg corruption postulate

The Nyberg corruption postulate: To reduce corruption one can either increase transparency or decrease conflict-of-interest.

Corollaries:

1. Corruption grows naturally in systems without minimum levels of transparency and where conflict-of-interest exists.

2. Increasing penalties for corruption does not reduce corruption.

2 Comments:

  • Carl in regard to this statement: what happens when the corrupt does all that can be done barely skimming the lines of legality and all but telling the public that they are scamming. Short of telling the public to "open your eyes stupid" how much more transparent does the system need to be. (Something to think about.)

    By Anonymous my opinion, at 3:19 PM, February 07, 2006  

  • I don't think there is a perfect system of transparency. We need to keep improving.

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 5:33 PM, February 07, 2006  

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