New Hampshire Among Least Corrupt States in the Nation
The Granite State has one more notable fact it can be proud of. From a recent article in Fortune Magazine, New Hampshire was named one of the least corrupt states in the country. When you think of corruption, you might think of Tony Soprano cutting a dirty deal in the back of a black stretch limo. He’d be surrounded by his henchmen keeping an eye out for the law. They get caught, slap on the iron bracelets and head to the house of do-right. That’s the TV version of things.
In reality, this study was conducted by the University of Hong Kong and Indiana University. It analyzes things like the “mean per capita state expenditure” and “the consistent measurement of corruption.” I have way too much ADD to even get past the headlines.
The bottom line is kudos to our great state for keeping everything above board. Southern states like Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee, not so much.