The old regime : lawful bargaining for public services -- Bargaining outlawed -- A regulatory nightmare : salaries as a remedy for corrupt exchange and official lucre -- A government capable of saying "no" : salaries as a reaction against customer service -- State and local taxation : the tax ferrets -- Federal taxation : the moiety men -- Criminal prosecution : cash for convictions -- Incarceration : jailors' fees and penitentiary profits -- Naval warfare : prize money and blood money -- Epilogue : American state-building and the critique of bureaucracy.
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