The cost of corruption

One Way That Norway Is Different from Nigeria

When it comes to New York City parking tickets, Norway and Nigeria are quite different. As you know, a foreign diplomat need not pay a parking ticket. But many of them do. In a 2006 parking ticket study, two economists found that diplomats from countries with minimal corruption were most likely to pay. The ones who didn’t came from countries where corruption was the norm and the U.S. was unpopular. Including Norway, there were 22 countries (out of 146) with no outstanding parking tickets. Israel, Japan, Ecuador, the United Kingdom, Oman, and Greece also had none. ….[READ]

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