Corruption and the TPPA

Article – Joseph Graddy As a nation, New Zealand can be proud of being one of the least corrupt countries in the world. International organisations, such as Transparency International, and our own citizens have consistently rated our political and legal processes and one … Corruption and the TPPA Joseph Graddy As a nation, New Zealand can be proud of being one of the least corrupt countries in the world. International organisations, such as Transparency International, and our own citizens have consistently rated our political and legal processes and one of the least corrupt and this is something worth celebrating. Ridding ourselves of corruption is very important. Very corrupt countries don’t have many of the things we take for granted in NZ. High quality education systems, health systems, and national infrastructure, a free press…these are just some of the things that countries such as Somalia, North Korea, and Afghanistan are sorely missing. One interesting aspect of corruption is that we seem to have an innate ability to detect it when it happens. When a speeding motorist offers a policeman $50 cash to not write a ticket, most of us can immediately tell that it is wrong and an example of corruption. Corruption can be thought of as when a process designed to help the many is affected in a way that it hurts the many, while helping a select few....

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