Does Corruption Create Poverty By Walden Bello Analysis
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A Critical Review of Walden Bello, 2014, Does Corruption Create Poverty?
Foreign Policy In Focus.
Walden Bello in his article Does Corruption Create poverty? gives us an idea of corruption is not the main root of poverty and what the real causes of poverty are. I am grateful that Bello’s argument that corruption is not a main root of poverty is meaningful, he indicates the links between the economy and corruption, as well as politic and corruption. This paper will review Walden Bello’s article as also his main arguments, and will evaluate the quality of Bello’s writing and focus on any areas of weakness within the story. The following points, statistic data inference or misinterpretation, pre-judging and blaming the structural adjustment and neoliberalism, and…show more content… It erodes trust in government’s work and does not lead to economic recession and stagnation. In my opinion, the author fails to provide adequate information to supports this claim. The author does not only give wrong example, China and Philippines, but also mis-inference. Corruption in my perspective is the termite that erodes wood and correlation between poverty and corruption. Poverty gives rise to corruption, while corruption worsens poverty. Corruption distorts and changes direction of economic growth. It cuts down and takes an aquarium of economic development and functioning of the country (Johnston, 2009). This is similar to Anup Shah’s article that poverty is originated by corruption and a consequence of poverty; it happens all over the world and affects not only individual but also society and growth of the country (Shah, 2011). Thus, it is obvious that corruption is a major threat and a cause of poverty thanks to it discredits trustworthiness in public reign internally and externally. This leads to ineffectiveness and hindrance of various development projects as also society and economy of the