Comments on: Why poor people pay more bribes than rich people http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/02/18/why-poor-people-pay-more-bribes-than-rich-people/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: samadamsthedog http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/02/18/why-poor-people-pay-more-bribes-than-rich-people/comment-page-1/#comment-45907 Tue, 19 Feb 2013 18:58:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=20588#comment-45907 “a one percent lower income leads to a 0.73 percent increase in the propensity to pay bribes”

I’ve not actually looked at the data, but the assumed linearity sounds wrong to me. I would think it is more like a step function: above a certain income level, you have the kind of power that can get a bribe-taker fired. Below it, you don’t.

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