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Mexico Held Back by Corruption

Don't Tread On Me3 Wrote: Jun 20, 2013 10:27 AM
Thanks for your 1st-hand witness. I've had repeated arguments on this point. Socialism by nature introduces government into everything & makes gov't permission more & more necessary. Every time government has to be persuaded just to let one go about one's legal business, that is another opportunity for an officer or bureaucrat to extract something. A ruling class who wants to be plied with payoffs for favors would be expected to construct a polity where government must frequently grant permissions & concessions for people to just simply go about their business. In the modern era, they'll go with some flavor of socialism. Socialism is corrupt; corruption thrives in socialism.