Or, to put it in the context of the current European Union: While anti-corruption measures are probably a net positive in the long run (not to mention an essential PR move in countries rightly seething with anger at their elites), they can also be something of a red herring; in European countries decimated by austerity , teetering banks , and the loss of independent monetary policy , corruption is a secondary issue. And, given the role economic growth plays in reducing corruption, a country looking to clean up its image isn’t likely to get there through 9 percent across-the-board spending cuts.
The assertion by Van Rijckerghem and Weder(2001) that there is an inverse relationship between the level of public sector wages and the incidence of corruption may not be a universal fact all the time. There are other civil/public workers who are paid low yet they maintain high sense of reputation and dignity to be incorruptible no matter the borders on morality and for corruption to be controlled or eliminated it starts with the individuals in the society to say enough is enough with corruption and resolve to transform their lives for the better to erase that canker. In other words control of corruption starts first with the individual in the society.
Mirror neurons are neurons in the brain that fire when another person is observed doing a certain action. The neurons fire in imitation of the action being observed, causing the same muscles to act minutely in the observer as are acting grossly in the person actually performing the action. Research on mirror neurons, since their discovery in 1996,  suggests that they may have a role to play not only in action understanding, but also in emotion sharing empathy . Cognitive neuro-scientist Jean Decety thinks that the ability to recognize and vicariously experience what another individual is undergoing was a key step forward in the evolution of social behavior, and ultimately, morality.  The inability to feel empathy is one of the defining characteristics of psychopathy , and this would appear to lend support to Decety's view.