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Wasta = Corruption

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Submitted by Anas Nawafleh (Jordan), Dec 17, 2009 at 18:20

Wow ! was this really written in 1994 ?..........
The year 2010 is around the corner and Wasta is still around !

I'm Jordanian and I've been affected negatively by Wasta several times !
I believe that whomsoever uses the power of Wasta, for whatever reason, is corrupt both, socially and career-wise .To me, Wasta represents the ugly yet masked face of discrimination in a society that was able, somewhat,to progress socially yet, couldn't help it adhering to worn out traditional doctrines .

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