Any Corruption Quickly Becomes All Corruption

I see an inevitable course of corruption.

When a society allows corruption in its management, it necessarily drives out the non-corrupt because the corrupt have an advantage. Over time only corruption remains. The US is there. There is no “government” managing things and rule of law is fading fast. Society is not managed except as allowed by interests. Literally nothing is done for the benefit of the public unless powerful interests will benefit. The US is now a collection of competing interests with the public irrelevant, public interests ignored.

The UK is getting there fast. The corrupt government won’t have an election even as the people overwhelmingly want them out.

But Wait, There’s More

Interests compete for power over society’s resources. Ultimately the largest and most corrupt use the power of size – or violence – to drive the others out. Ultimately you end up with a central corrupt power that controls all for its own benefit. Putin is that. Kim Jun Un is that. Trump wants to be.

That is, if society tolerates corruption.

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