Reporters love a political storm. Politicians love a real one.
Peter Leeson and Russ Sobel investigate.
Each additional $100 per capita in FEMA relief increases the average state’s corruption nearly 102 percent. Our findings suggest that notoriously corrupt regions of the United States, such as the Gulf Coast, are in part notoriously corrupt because natural disasters frequently strike them. They attract more disaster relief making them more corrupt.
That’s Leeson of the Pirate Anarchy debate at Cato.
How might this apply to politics in other pirate – loving areas? Eg. ECU and NCSU.