Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Admirably practical

You've got to admire the realism inherent here. 

In a nation recovering from centuries of colonial and feudal oppression, fighting corruption is secondary. Unfortunately true, but at least RTI represents a step in the right direction.

1 comment:

Wafa said...

Actually I can see how this will eventually reduce corruption, by making it harder to do shady deals in secret. Once low-level corruption vanishes from day to day life people become much less tolerant of it at higher levels.

For example, there is a ton of corruption in American politics, but at least every time a scandal breaks, there's a hue & cry & someone has to resign, unlike India. The difference is that corruption is not thought of as normal.

So yay for India! Now maybe other countries (we're looking at you, Hamid Karzai) can learn from this.