One of my favorite things when I talk to the law students is to compare our versions of history. Today, for example, they said that the Soviet Union went in to Afghanistan in 1979 to help Afghanistan and protect it. I'd love to read the history books they've read.
We also talked quite a bit about corruption. They said corruption would become less of a problem when the economy was better since there would be less need to accept bribes. To me, the corruption is hampering economic growth. I asked about wealthy people who accept bribes, and they said it was simply because they wanted more money. So why would a better economy stop corruption? No idea.