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#172 Planet Money: In Search Of The Red Tape Factory

April 27th, 2010

Episode 264 of 902 episodes

David Kestenbaum tries to figure out why there's so much bureaucracy in India. He comes up with a few possible answers — legacy of colonialism, pretext for bribery, machinery of democracy. He also brings back a few pictures of red tape in action.

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