The Barbershop has re-located

The proprietor has moved the shop to ChicagoNow, a Chicago Tribune site that showcases some of the best bloggers in the Chicago area. You can logo on to the Barbershop home page here. The ChicagoNow home page is here.

You'll still be able to post comments with the same ease as in this location. The proprietor also will keep this web site alive if you wish to review old posts.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

"You need a little corruption to make government work"

At least that's what we're told. But here's another example of how Illinois' seamy reputation costs us big: State delays $1.4 billion debt offerings

1 comment:

Cal Skinner said...

When I went back to Oberlin College in 1969 for my 5th year reunion, I asked one of the government professors I hadn't taken a course from about whether anyone was studying corruption.

Illinois was in the midst of the Parky Cullerton real estate assessment scandal.

His reply was that government needed corruption to grease the process.

It seemed like an unsatisfactory answer then and still does.