Monday, February 13, 2006

kicking back

Greg Sheridan writes that naïve members of the public who are shocked by the AWB scandal should face the fact that everyone’s paying bribes to dictators because that’s the way you do business in this world. In other words, we should assume that our companies are acting corruptly overseas. Curiously, the opposite applies to our leaders:

"It would be a very bad day if the Government operated on the basis that our companies were assumed to be corrupt. The Government is entitled to assume that companies are behaving OK."

Um...until they're told to the contrary, what, for the hundreth time? Well, I don't know if I like my nation being run by a bunch of wide-eyed innocents who don't even know as much as Greg Sheridan.