Legalizing Bribery

India’s chief economic advisor and Cornell professor Kaushik Basu proposes (PDF) “a small but novel idea of how we can cut down the incidence of bribery” (h/t: Bruce Schneier): There are different kinds of bribes and what this paper is concerned with are bribes that people often have to give to get what they are …

On Governance

I occasionally contribute to a weekly electronic Hoshen Mishpat journal published by friends of mine. Here is a recent article of mine; I have edited the formatting, but the syntax, style and orthography still reflect the original venue of publication. Introduction Two of the fiercest and highest profile domestic policy controversies of the past couple …