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Why is New Jersey So Corrupt? A Corruption Researcher Offers Some Answers

September 28, 2023 |

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The dramatic indictment of Sen. Bob Menendez on federal indictment charges raised a slew of questions about the New Jersey senator’s political future in Washington, as calls for Menendez’s resignation proliferate among his Democratic colleagues in the Senate. But for New Jersey, the indictment raised a different question: Why can’t the Garden State shake its reputation as one of the corruption capitals of the U.S.? Read More: Click Here NJ SEED: “It’s a long-term process,” said Oguzhan Dincer, Director of Illinois State University’s Institute for Corruption Studies. In NJ, he asserts, “politics is a business ….. It’s a market arena”. Some other states have a political culture “where people expect government to make the society better.” Why are NJ citizens so willing to accept a culture of corruption? An interesting read.

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