“Reducing Bribery by Legalizing the Giving of Bribes”

Legalize the giving, but not the receiving, of bribes, giving the briber every incentive to report the bribee — including getting his bribe money back.

I have to admire the guy who came up with this. The only reason to criminalize the giving of a bribe is moralistic outrage, a system like this would be a hell of a lot more effective at eliminating the problem of bribery.


  1. What about if the vote/verdict/whatever the official is giving in exchange for the bribe is worth more than the bribe itself? There’d be no incentive for the bribe-er to get merely his money back.

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