Kura valsts?

15 09 2010

Vanity Fair atkal iepriecināja. Nu tiešām, kuru valsti vislabāk raksturo šie citāti?

..”It’s simply assumed, for instance, that anyone who is working for the government is meant to be bribed. People who go to public health clinics assume they will need to bribe doctors to actually take care of them. Government ministers who have spent their lives in public service emerge from office able to afford multi-million-dollarmansions and two or three country homes.”..

..the only .. who paid their taxes were the ones who could not avoid doing so—the salaried employees of corporations, who had their taxes withheld from their paychecks. The vast economy of self-employed workers— everyone from doctors to the guys who ran the kiosks that sold the International Herald Tribune—cheated..

.. No success of any kind is regarded without suspicion. Everyone is pretty sure everyone is cheating on his taxes, or bribing politicians, or taking bribes, or lying about the value of his real estate. And this total absence of faith in one another is self-reinforcing. The epidemic of lying and cheating and stealing makes any sort of civic life impossible; the collapse of civic life only encourages more lying, cheating, and stealing..

Prime Minister ..presented this bill, as he has presented everything since he discovered the hole in the books, not as his own idea but as a non-negotiable demand of the I.M.F.

Ko lai saka, manuprāt, M.Lewis uzrakstījis kārtējo lielisko reportāžu ar pamācošu raksturu. Bet atbilde uz virsrakstā uzdoto jautājumu šeit:






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