Gaming theory (motivation):
Apparently in gaming theory they found a 70% reward to be an optimum.
Too easy or too hard and it becomes boring (non motivational).
Semantics (from Ancient Greek: σημαντικός sēmantikós, "significant") is the study of meaning.
In linguistics, meaning is what the source or sender expresses, communicates, or conveys in their message to the observer or receiver, and what the receiver infers from the current context.
Linguistic semantics focuses on the history of how words have been used in the past.
Corruption is a form of dishonest or unethical conduct by a person entrusted with a position of authority, often to acquire personal benefit.
Degree of corruption = Monopoly – Morality + (Discretion – Transparency)
Reward - Risk.
Monopoly = No alternatives; no one benefits from the alternative.
Hierarchical = unquestioned authoritarian, undemocratic decision making, respect/honor
Exclusive = exclusion corrupts, information is a resource in almost unlimited supply (no cost).
Morality = Right balance between, Individual/Social benefit. The foundation of any developed society is what our predecessors have build for (the benefit) for us all. That is the platform (the starting point) on which the individual can take the society even further. Unequal societies rewards corruption; the risk/reward makes it worth it.
Discretion – Transparency = The wrongdoing has to be hidden.