17 February 2010

Zero Rupees Note ~ 5th Pillar Corruption Killer!

Thanks to the Economist for spotting a hilarious and perhaps effective initiative in their piece A zero contribution: An unconventional way to combat petty corruption. The 5th Pillar movement adds to India's four pillars of democracy -- the legislature, executive, judiciary and the media -- by seeking to eliminate corruption, "the misuse of entrusted power for private gains". The Zero Rupees notes are given to extortionist officials as a polite but clever way of saying No.

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