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打击腐败无法终结贫困

美国剑桥—国家之所以穷,是因为政府腐败。除非它们保证公共资源不被窃取,公共权力不用于私利,否则它们就会一直穷下去,对吗?

显然,相信这种说法很有诱惑力。毕竟,有一种叙事将繁荣承诺与反不公斗争漂亮地联系在一起。教皇方济各在其最近的拉美之行中说:“腐败是蠹虫,是人民中的坏疽。”腐败理应“绑上岩石,沉入大海。”

也许确实如此。但这并不一定能让他们的国家变得繁荣。

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