Saturday, May 18, 2013

Low Corruption in Washington State

Wonk Blog's Brad Plumer calls attention to a NBER paper ( on corruption in state government that draws a correlation between distance from the capital and the main population center and corruption.

I am not particularly convinced of the correlation and the trend line plot, but by the measure used the graph does show that Washington State is the second least corrupt state. Regardless of distance from the population centers, the state appears to have developed a governance approach that minimizes corruption.

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