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FEMA, friend of corruption

(Wesley Bedrosian for the Boston Globe)
By Kevin Lewis
December 21, 2008

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WITH ILLINOIS GOVERNOR Rod Blagojevich setting the new standard for corruption, many people are asking why some places seem more corrupt than others. During the 1990s, for example, Louisiana had 10 times as many corruption-related convictions per capita as New Hampshire. A recent study by two economists sheds light on at least one cause of these differences: disaster relief spending. ... (Full article: 943 words)

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