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Corruption is, in politics and business, abusing one's position to enrich or otherwise advance oneself or one's friends or relatives. Bribery and nepotism are common forms of corruption.
In morality, it refers to the subversion of moral principle for ulterior motives.
- "Peron expanded the bloated government bureaucracy to intervene in every aspect of business and life, which led to internal corruption." KUHNER: The Peron pattern - February 15, 2009
Corruption and politics
Corruption is the greatest threat to republicanism, and is a red flag for both parties in the U.S., even though both parties have been guilty.
In December 2008, the Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, a Democrat, was arrested on corruption charges. He had attempted to sell Barack Obama's vacant senate seat to the highest bidder, and threatened to withhold funding from a children's hospital.