Had a great meeting with Andrew Leckey and Linda Austin at Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Journalism.
Regarding to our conversation about corruption both in journalism and economics as well, I would like to add one thought.
As Professor Leckey said, corruption is human nature, in general, and it exists in all, even the most developed countries. Factors that can influence level of corruption in specific spheres are salaries, too.
And there is another one, very important element, in my opinion, is level of perception of corruption among citizen.
Somewhere it is perceived as unavoidable and even kind of normal in formal and informal human relationship in society. Thus it can be preserved for a long time – just because people find it okay to deal with it.
But societies where most people realize that corruption is abnormal, unfair, humiliating and criminal, much more likely will become healthy societies, and will do it faster.