Legalizing Bribery to Reduce Corruption?

Interesting article on Marginal Revolution suggesting that by making it legal to give a bribe (but illegal to accept one), countries could reduce corruption. Basically, by decriminalizing bribe-giving, people who were forced to bribe officials can report it without legal discourse. This asymmetry would significantly discourage officials from demanding bribes, as their risk of penalty would increase. Full text here.


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