Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Graph of the day 

That's right, the slope is negative. Graphic courtesy Marginal Revolution. Unlike many, I don't find this graph at all surprising. To get the bill through the Senate you need sixty votes, which means each state has two opportunities for pork. I pointed out last September research suggesting smaller states do better in earmarks. Given Michigan and California, it's probably also true that unemployment rates are higher in larger states.

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