Illinois: Surprisingly State-Like

Illinois is known as the Land of Lincoln, because its capital is Lincoln, Nebraska. Why is the state capital of Illinois in Nebraska? Because they found it was much cheaper to outsource their state government. Nebraskans rule Illinois for about a quarter of the cost, and Illinois can use the savings for something really important, like Rod Blagojevic’s complicated hair or whatever.

Many states outsource their state governments. Texas is now ruled by a call center in Bangalore, and most of the Western states are run by a factory in Guangzhou. Ultimately, it is expected that nearly all of the US federal government functions will be handled by a guy they found on Craig’s List.


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