Sunday, September 18, 2016

Votes of the poor are easier to buy - hence poverty in population is an enabler of corruption [COMPACTIDEA]

It seems that poor people's votes can be swayed [much more] easily by giving free food, liquor, etc. That's the popular belief here in Punjab, and people commonly talk that some of the large local political parties bribe the poor during elections to buy their votes. Poverty, hence, is a supporter of corruption, especially because the weight of one vote of a poor fellow is the same as that of a rich folk. Reduction in poverty will make this purchase of votes more difficult/expensive.

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