"A problem well defined is a problem half solved."  

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October 2nd 2002 e-mail to the MEDIA & POLITICIANS (and others).
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----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, October 02, 2002 2:36 PM
Subject: The study of Systemic State Corruption ends
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, October 02, 2002 1:34 PM
Subject: Fw: Systemic State Corruption
Sent: Wednesday, October 02, 2002 10:15 AM
Subject: Systemic State Corruption
Having now reached the end of four very difficult years work spent on the study of "Systemic State Corruption" in the Republic of Ireland, an attempt has been made to define the "core problem" in "less than 200 words".  This attempt can be seen at the following www page location:
In passing, it may be worth mentioning that an associated spin-off difficulty which is briefly outlined at the www page location immediately below strongly suggests (to me at least) that the European Union/Parliament MIGHT have a very serious problem with "systemic corruption" as well; and, that the Republic of Ireland is by no means alone in its troubles:
A backup copy of the two short pieces of text referred to above can be found at www page address:
Writing as a person who has had many years experience of dealing with the practical difficulties that arise in connection with Quality Assurance systems in large industrial organisations, it might also be worth mentioning the following QA maxim:  "A problem well defined is a problem half solved".
The major weakness at present in dealing effectively with the overall problem of "political" corruption is that (as I see it) the politicians and business executives are getting too much of the blame.  In reality, people such as senior lawyers, senior civil servants, senior media executives, senior bankers, senior members of the medical profession, "spin-doctor" consultants, and so on, are just as much to blame: and far more so in certain respects I suspect. 
One of the most promising hopes for the future (for challenging systemic state corruption) that I have come across during the past four years or so concerns a media organisation named Indymedia - which provides ordinary individuals with the opportunity to publish their "news and views" globally: and instantly (more or less) - thereby removing control from those who dominate (and manipulate!!!) the flow of information at present.  Provided the new freedoms which this organisation offers are not abused too much by those who are that way naturally inclined (and/or otherwise motivated), it seems to me that Indymedia has enormous potential for combating the corruption problem.  Further information regarding Indymedia (which is possibly just one of several such Internet organisations now in operation) can be found at the following www page address:
William Finnerty.
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Some dictionary definitions ...


Adjective:   1. lacking in integrity; open to or involving bribery or other dishonest practices: a corrupt official; improper conduct.   2. morally degenerate and perverted; depraved.   3. putrid or rotten.   4. contaminated; unclean.   5. of a text or manuscript: made meaningless or different in meaning from the original by scribal errors or alterations.
Verb:   6. to become or cause to become dishonest.   7. to debase or become debased morally; deprave; pervert.   8. to infect or contaminate; taint.   9. to cause to become rotten.   10. to alter (a text, file, etc.) from the original.
Origin of word:   from Latin "corruptus": spoiled, from "
corrumpere" to ruin, literally: break to pieces, from "rumpere" to break.


Noun:   1. the act of corrupting or state of being corrupt.   2. moral perversion; depravity.    3. dishonesty, especially bribery.    4. putrefaction or decay. 
5. alteration, as of a manuscript.

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