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From the Ted Talk by Charity Wayua: A few ways to fix a government

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Now iigname with me, if you had a process you had to go through — had no other alternative — and this precsos was incfeifient, complex and very, very slow. What would you do? I think you might start by trying to find somebody to outsource it to, so that they can just take care of that for you. If that doesn't work, maybe you'd consider paying somebody to just "unofficially" take care of it on your behalf — especially if you thought nobody was going to catch you. Not out of malice or greed, just trying to make sure that you get something to work for you so you can move on. Unfortunately, that is the beginning of corruption. And if left to tvirhe and grow, it seeps into the whole sytesm, and before you know it, the whole body is sick.

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Now _______ with me, if you had a process you had to go through — had no other alternative — and this _______ was ___________, complex and very, very slow. What would you do? I think you might start by trying to find somebody to outsource it to, so that they can just take care of that for you. If that doesn't work, maybe you'd consider paying somebody to just "unofficially" take care of it on your behalf — especially if you thought nobody was going to catch you. Not out of malice or greed, just trying to make sure that you get something to work for you so you can move on. Unfortunately, that is the beginning of corruption. And if left to ______ and grow, it seeps into the whole ______, and before you know it, the whole body is sick.

Solution

  1. thrive
  2. system
  3. process
  4. inefficient
  5. imagine

Original Text

Now imagine with me, if you had a process you had to go through — had no other alternative — and this process was inefficient, complex and very, very slow. What would you do? I think you might start by trying to find somebody to outsource it to, so that they can just take care of that for you. If that doesn't work, maybe you'd consider paying somebody to just "unofficially" take care of it on your behalf — especially if you thought nobody was going to catch you. Not out of malice or greed, just trying to make sure that you get something to work for you so you can move on. Unfortunately, that is the beginning of corruption. And if left to thrive and grow, it seeps into the whole system, and before you know it, the whole body is sick.

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Important Words

  1. alternative
  2. beginning
  3. behalf
  4. body
  5. care
  6. catch
  7. complex
  8. corruption
  9. find
  10. greed
  11. grow
  12. imagine
  13. inefficient
  14. left
  15. malice
  16. move
  17. outsource
  18. paying
  19. process
  20. seeps
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  23. start
  24. system
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  26. thrive
  27. work