Corporate Corruption and Other Pathologies

by Joseph LaPalombara


The Oxford English Dictionary gives this as the first definition for the word, “corruption”: “The destruction or spoiling of anything, esp. by disintegration or decomposition, with its attendant unwholesomeness and loathsomeness; putrefaction.” The second definition refers to contagion, taint,” followed by another, which specifies a process and condition: “A making or becoming morally corrupt; the fact or condition of being corrupt; moral deterioration or decay; depravity.” (continue…)


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