the new system of world politics, which began in the late 19th century, where corporations define, institute and essentially own the political structure of our world, usually twisting it to make easy profits.
To perform a sleazy and reprehensible act after your more ethical colleagues refuse to do it.
Source: Robert Bork fired the Watergate special prosecutor for Richard Nixon after his superiors in the justice department resigned rather do it themselves.
What do you get when you bork? Well, Judas got thirty pieces of silver. Sometimes, though, you get nominated to be a supreme court justice.