The 21st Show

Is Corruption More Prevalent In State And Local Government Vs. National? This Researcher Thinks So


When we think of political corruption here in the United States a lot of our focus is on what’s happening at the federal level.  Or, we associate corruption with other countries like Russian oligarchs or police accepting bribes in Latin America. 

But as Oguzhan Dincer will tell you, corruption may actually be more prevalent here in the U.S. at the state and local level, even though it grabs fewer headlines compared to national issues. Oz is an associate professor or economics at Illinois State University and Director of the Institute for Corruption Studies. We spoke with him about his research, measuring legal and illegal corruption in the United States. 

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