Wednesday, January 07, 2009

The Democracy Tax

 

Of the 522 members of India’s current parliament, 120 are facing criminal charges; around 40 of these are accused of serious crimes, including murder and rape. Most Indian politicians are presumed to be corrupt, which is less surprising.

The democracy tax is rising | Economist.com

 

We are not alone! I don't mean to accuse our Members of Parliament of such corruption, but it seems the democratic process is taxing to development. However, the tax is well worth paying. Let's hope the process improves and we get better representatives.

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