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Cass Andra
11 months ago

Corruption in Asia consists largely of rent-seeking by public officials from police officers to judges to government officials. When I asked a lawyer in Country X about the legal profession there, he shared that most problems can be solved short of hiring a lawyer. However, if a JUDGE needs to be bribed, that’s when you hire a lawyer. The larger the number of government hurdles that must be jumped, the greater the number of opportunities for rent-seeking. While a young lawyer, I once represented a business opening a branch in Chicago and thought I could handle the property tax angles… Read more »