Walmart is in the spotlight for allegedly bribing government officials in Mexico.

My question(s):

Isn’t the fault (bribery) all with the government officials? Walmart can only bribe the officials if they’re willing to be bribed. If they’re willing to be bribed, has the briber done anything wrong (other than possibly not turning in the bribee)?

And by anything wrong, I don’t mean in a brass tacks legal sense; I mean in a philosophical, meta-legal sense. As in: should bribery laws ever be constructed such that the briber – if the bribe is successful – is doing anything “wrong”?

Michael Brannigan is the actor-exemplar of this question. Read about him and what he does in Evolve, Part 3: Emergent Order.

-JD Cross

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