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Probably that we're more aware of it and they're trying to downplay it.Something else I wonder is if the west has become more soft towards corruption, fraud and criminality (by certain groups). Or we're just more aware of it, so they've had to find new ways of downplaying it.
The main problem is that institutions are resistant to change: all of the people running the media are accustomed to doing business in a certain way. Indeed, many people today still believe in things like "running government like a business will prevent corruption" etc, despite the fact that this has been proven wrong time and time again (beginning with the 1997 Asian financial crisis). Corruption is not endemic to government; it proliferates through all organizations. Some people are simply better at hiding it than others.Yeah, that's what bugs me. Even though we have the technology in mere seconds to find out some mayor spending tax dollars on a plane trip. our society and our news sources are lagging behind culturally and acting like it's still the 1990's or something. I think as the internet becomes more and more widespread, even in countries that have little internet connectivity, it will be harder and harder for society as a whole to ignore corruption in the private sector and such. Basically we'll eventually evolve as a society past petty news because technology will make it downright near impossible to keep a lid on corruption. We all may laugh at online petitions and facebook petitions and such, but they show a future trend that we will probably see in the future of people on the internet acting as a collectivist towards certain ends and in turn effect the real world politically.
How does an extension of information bandwidth makes them wrong? If you think, people 100 years ago were totaly clueless, youre wrong, they were going out side and to work and talk with eachother about important stuff, not like today, people only talk about useless crap outside. We do have better information source, the internet, but there are so many other factors, like crazy uncontrolled population growth, oligarhy, halfassed humans produced by our overloaded schools, that make it harder to understand what is going on, i am not even sure if the people back then were worse informed then we are.You know reading up on the latest news about such b.s. like the tsa giving a patdown to a toddler on the basis she was disabled(no seriously, apparently being physically disabled means you get searched and was even the reason given by the tsa), or the b.s. going on about CISPA right now I realized something. Could it be that the people claiming the world is going to hell in a hand basket are wrong, and that it's just with the exponential increase of information people are able to receive and transmit news about this kind of stuff going on at a much faster pace?