Money Speeds
Indian Economy & Market|September 2021
Money works. The offeror makes more gains in return than he bribes
Ashok Jainani

Money is a great motivator. Especially, when offered and exchanged as a bribe. It speeds up and expedites work – any type of work - which otherwise remains in the garbage of official papers and made to move at a snail’s pace. Bribe in official and social circles is known by various polite names: gift, graft, hush money, incentive, inducement, kickback, feedbag, grease, influence peddling fees, speed-money, quid pro quo and any other code-word coined by the parties to the deal.

“Money motivates neither the best people nor the best in people,” Dee Hock said. But people know, it can easily and decisively “influence the mind” of the recipient to speed up the task for which it is offered. Merriam-Webster dictionary defines bribe as “money or favor given or promised in order to influence the judgment or conduct of a person in a position of trust; something that serves to induce or influence the outcome.”

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