Curt: A month of bribes in Ukraine


So we paid a bribe friday to a policeman. Saturday to a policeman. Today to an immigration officer. And a month ago to a customs officer. The policemen were men. The other two were women. The women cost $400 each and the policemen $20 each. To arrange the bribes took another $400.

Mind you. In immigration, we bribed people to simply do their jobs. In the other cases we bribed them to do their jobs rationally. But none of these bribes are to evade crime. They are bribes to minimize corruption.

If the common law and universal standing were in place, we could sue these people. But there is no rule of law in Ukraine or russia.