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  • Louisiana used to be one of America's most ill-governed states, but Mr. Jindal pushed major economic and ethics reforms in his first term and is now starting his second with his education moon shot.

    Jindal's Education Moon Shot

  • “When I originally thought of New Orleans, I was conditioned by the press to think of it as an extremely ill-governed city, full of ill-educated people, with a great deal of crime, a great deal of dirt, a great deal of poverty,” said Duany, who grew up in Cuba.

    Houses of the Future

  • “When I originally thought of New Orleans, I was conditioned by the press to think of it as an extremely ill-governed city, full of ill-educated people, with a great deal of crime, a great deal of dirt, a great deal of poverty,” said Duany, who grew up in Cuba.

    Houses of the Future

  • At least Americans have the ability to flee these ill-governed states for places that still welcome wealth creators.

    The Albany-Trenton-Sacramento Disease

  • This shows the way justice systems work in an ill-governed society.

    Children Illegally Imprisoned in Nepal

  • The meaning of such a law must evidently be: “This country is so wretched and ill-governed we prohibit every man from quitting it, under an apprehension that otherwise all would leave it.”

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • And amid evils such as these will not he who is ill-governed in his own person — the tyrannical man, I mean — whom you just now decided to be the most miserable of all — will not he be yet more miserable when, instead of leading a private life, he is constrained by fortune to be a public tyrant?

    The Republic by Plato ; translated by Benjamin Jowett

  • His origin is as follows: He is often the young son of a brave father, who dwells in an ill-governed city, of which he declines the honors and offices, and will not go to law, or exert himself in any way, but is ready to waive his rights in order that he may escape trouble.

    The Republic by Plato ; translated by Benjamin Jowett

  • It is a familiar sight, now, the economist from a prestigious university traveling off to South America or Eastern Europe to present a plan for fixing some element of the messed-up economies of those ill-governed nations.

    Economic Principals

  • She was beloved by a gentleman of inferior fortune, and her father, as I have heard, bestowing her on a nobleman, whom she disliked, an ill-governed passion proved her destruction. —

    The Mysteries of Udolpho

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