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Professor Bruce Roter, a composer, has a plan for a ‘Museum of Corruption, in Albany, New York, to show democracy’s more seedy side. To gain entry visitors would have to pay a ‘bribe’ instead of a ticket purchase as they browse the museum of violations to the public trust.

He seems to be suggesting the museum in a jesting way but the idea seems to be taking off.  It would mostly concentrate on Albany’s and New York’s history of scandals but would cover other government actions too. One thing that sounds interesting is the figurines to be sold in the gift shop, people in suits with the caption, ‘I bought this legislator in Albany, New York’.