Sixth in an occasional series promoting a positive message about our state.
“What, four states are still more corrupt than mine? I’ll fix that.”
The Rod Blagojevich scandal has had many commentators buzzing about the corrupt political climate of Chicago, with others chiming in to say, “You think Chicago is corrupt? Check out New Orleans.”
Well, two guys named Lee Sigelman and John Sides set out to measure exactly how corrupt every state is by plotting the “total number of public corruption convictions from 1997 to 2006 per 100,000 residents.” This is the chart they came up with:
As you can see, Ohio is clearly not in first place. Woohoo!
Ohio: More corrupt than 90% of America, but not the most corrupt!