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Boodletown

The New Jersey State House in Trenton. "Boodle" comes from the Dutch boedel, meaning possessions, property, or a person’s estate. Later the criminal classes borrowed the term—about the beginning of the nineteenth century—for the loot, swag or booty that results from a robbery. In short, boodle means ill-gotten gains. In the case of state government, think excessive taxation -- not to mention pay-to-play. (Added this explanation to clarify the title.)

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Taken on November 6, 2005