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Corruption in Ancient China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on October 11, 2011

Corruption has always been with China….
From S Ni
“estimates corrupt income to be 14 to 22 times official income circa 1873 resulting in about 22% of agricultural output accruing to 0.4% of the population. By the time the Qing government attempted to curb corruption by raising salaries, rent-seeking income was so high and corruption so entrenched that a three-fold increase in salary could not—and as we will show, no fiscally feasible increase could—restore honest behavior.1”

One Response to “Corruption in Ancient China”

  1. gowron said

    137 years latter China is still a fuck hole.

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