How do you prevent corruption?

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1. Teach morality in homes and schools. That's morality in the larger sense, the concept of right and wrong. Unfortunately there are many, especially those who gravitate toward politics, who do not understand the word. Power corrupts, ultimate power corrupts ultimately.

2. Minimize the power of government. We should insist on politicians who vow to decrease government size. We must do away with the programs which are impossible to verify. Government sponsored "entitlement" type programs are a bottomless pit that sucks money. Corrupt officials find easy ways to siphon off some of the money from those programs. Entitlement programs are ineffective and offer far too many opportunities for corruption. "Welfare" type programs are managed far more efficiently by charitable organizations. Charitable medical programs are far more efficient than a government sponsored health system.

3. Term Limits for politicians would eliminate the entrenchment and corruption of anyone who would want to make politics a profession. After being in office for an extended period, all politicians start looking for supplements to their income. Guess who gets to pay.

4. Inspectors, administrators and other government employees should never be allowed to make a decision without the agreement of a second person. Two people should be sent if there is ever a possibility of corruption or graft. They should never be paired up as "partners", but instead they should be randomly assigned to work together for a day. Departments should offer rewards or bonuses for finding mistakes or evidence of graft. These are just some quick ideas that didn't require much thought. I'm sure a panel or committee could figure out some effective and inexpensive ways to decrease corruption.

Answer 2:There has been corruption since the beginning of time and it's not going to go away. The first poster gave some excellent ideas and that's a good start.

We see our politicians corrupt; inside trading; betting on sports games; corruptions in our own City Halls; and corruption between our own governments and deals made with other countries re weapons, etc. Oil companies are corrupt because they gouge the public in gas prices when there is no reason too. Our government in British Columbia has our gas up to $4 - $5 per gallon (we go by liters which is less than a US gallon) all because of our 2010 Winter Olympics.

Hospital Lotteries are always around the corner in British Columbia and we would like to know where the money is truly going! So far no answers. Even some charities are corrupt and when I am asked to donate my first question is, 'What are your administration fees?' The person calling is stunned because they're just doing their job canvassing and never thought of this aspect of people donating. If the administrations fees are over 10% I refuse to give.

In the US and Canada there is a percentage (10% in Canada) from gas that is suppose to go towards road maintenance, new roads and bridges, but we are having two bridges built and it's going to cost the tax payers plenty, not to mention tolls will be put on these bridges. Why? Corruption! All the billions of dollars over the years of that 10% out of gas pricing from the consumers has vanished! The old saying 'Rob Peter to pay Paul' seems to be the case.

I believe that there should be a law that a Forensic Audit can come swiftly regarding the US and Canadian governments (it's not called Forensic for nothing) and, in fact, that is what has happened to our Liberal Government and already there is money missing, laws broken regarding Union jobs, etc. I agree with the first poster when it comes to shorter terms for Presidents, (Premiers in Canada) or any official in government before the damage is beyond correcting. If the official has kept their promises all is well, but if not the people should have the right to vote them out.

It's up to all of us adults to fight corruption as best we can and letting our governments know we aren't happy and want to know 'where is the money?' We want the truth! If you simplify this when any politician is running for a position it's the people that vote them in and thus, we are actually their employer and they work for us!

There is also corruption in the Justice System, Police Dept., Fire Departments (in Canada and only two occasions we know of re: the fire dept.) There is corruption going on in the very streets we live with black market weapons, drugs and prostitution.

No wonder the kids of today have no one to look up too, so it's up to the parents to point out that there really are some good people out there who do good things for others. After all, we are brothers and sisters and should be helping each other.

By no means am I saying that all people in positions in government or any other group are corrupt, but unfortunately, when the good ones voice their opinions they are out numbered and their voice is lost in the wind.

Answer 3:To prevent corruption you would first have to remove the entire government. Then you would need to make all future politicians accountable for every single action. Answer 4:First of all we should realize that corruption prevails in every department whether its judiciary,ministries or any government department. There cannot be one solution for all types of corruption.

In a big step the government should monitor the flow of money because corruption is mainly done for earning black money. Flow of money should be monitored through a committee having members from all different departments. And finally, the government should receive all the documents staring from its allocation to its distribution.

A government should strengthen the laws related to corruption. Those who are involved must be punished and if in any case any politician is found involved in any scam like 2G spectrum, Adarsh society scam etc then he should be banned from entering in to politics.but this should be based on the recommendation of a advisory committee.

In case of government department's, officials should be suspended from their job up to the inquiry report, then appropriate action should be taken against them.

Moreover parents and teachers are the responsible persons for their child's future.they can teach moral behaviour right from childhood.
We can start by always being honest ourselves and always paying our taxes, returning stuff we borrow, asking and paying a fair price.

And ensuring we are registered to vote and vote in EVERY election and consider standing for election ourselves.

It is easier to change ourselves than others and by trading honestly and fairly it is less likely others will feel a need to get back at other cheats.

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