Thursday, December 11, 2008


Hah. By at least by one measure, Illinois is NOT the most corrupt state in the nation. Care to guess which one is?


Anonymous said...

Wow, I feel bizarrely competitive all of the sudden. #@*% North Dakota.

Anonymous said...

Given North Dakota's extremely sparse population (48th in the nation), measuring public corruption convictions per capita means that just 1 conviction in North Dakota (population 640,000)equals about two dozen in Illinois (population 12 million).

By that measure, a couple of small-town treasurers getting busted in North Dakota for embezzling $100 or so would be roughly equal to every one of Chicago's 50 aldermen getting busted for gazillions of dollars in graft.

Dave said...

Well than, maybe we should look at graft dollars per capita!