ResponseDecember 8 2011 at 3:08 PM
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Response to Re: Stealing Govt funds - The lesser evil
you are both right in that America in the 19th century is different from PNG and money flow is global now and that those who steal will want to enjoy their ill gotten gains.
1) history has a funny way of repeating itself. There is nothing new under the sun that man has not done before. What we are doing now has been done before in history and continues to repeat itself - hence those who are wise learn from those who went before.
2) if the money will be stolen anyway and it looks highly unlikely that the governement will recover more than 10% of the lost money, wouldn't it be better that the money is used within the PNG economy in a constuctive manner rather than directly transferring the money overseas or buying cars and drinking beer which goes to foriegn owned companies who transfer the profits overseas?