The assertion by Van Rijckerghem and Weder(2001) that there is an inverse relationship between the level of public sector wages and the incidence of corruption may not be a universal fact all the time. There are other civil/public workers who are paid low yet they maintain high sense of reputation and dignity to be incorruptible no matter the borders on morality and for corruption to be controlled or eliminated it starts with the individuals in the society to say enough is enough with corruption and resolve to transform their lives for the better to erase that canker. In other words control of corruption starts first with the individual in the society.
If you think that it would be impossible to improve upon the Ten Commandments as a statement of morality, you really owe it to yourself to read some other scriptures. Once again, we need look no further than the Jains: Mahavira, the Jain patriarch, surpassed the morality of the Bible with a single sentence: “Do not injure, abuse, oppress, enslave, insult, torment, torture, or kill any creature or living being.” Imagine how different our world might be if the Bible contained this as its central precept. Christians have abused, oppressed, enslaved, insulted, tormented, tortured, and killed people in the name of God for centuries, on the basis of a theologically defensible reading of the Bible. It is impossible to behave this way by adhering to the principles of Jainism. How, then, can you argue that the Bible provides the clearest statement of morality the world has ever seen? – Sam Harris in his “Letter to a Christian Nation”.
His daughter Margaret taught us a history lesson. She wrote several non-fiction and fiction books. Harry S. Truman (1972) was a critically acclaimed, full length biography of her father drawn from extensive resources at the Truman Library, published shortly before his death.
In this book her lesson to us is ” No matter how much you do for the Jews it isn’t enough. You can give them 99% of what they ask for, but they will kill you for the 1% that you didn’t give them.” In this famous biography of her father she tells us how the Mossad often sent letter bombs to her father. They attempted to murder him several times. He simply didn’t do all that they asked of him. This is how they treat their best friends. Maybe Brother Nat has some remarks on this Jewish attitude. Ed of .