By Parrillo Nicholas R.

In the US at the present time, a public official’s lawful source of revenue comprises a wage. yet until eventually a century in the past, the legislations often approved officers to become profitable on a profit-seeking foundation. Prosecutors gained a rate for every defendant convicted. Tax creditors acquired a reduce of every evasion exposed. Naval officials took a gift for every send sunk. The checklist is going on. This publication is the 1st to record American government’s “for-profit” previous, to find how profit-seeking outlined officers’ courting to the citizenry, and to give an explanation for how lawmakers—by banishing the revenue rationale in want of the salary—transformed that courting forever.

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