In Brazil, “legislator” is a pretty high-paying position:
Brazilian politicians aren’t going to be left behind by rising prices. In December, Congress gave itself a 62% raise and members now earn the equivalent of more than $210,000 a year, above the $174,000 earned by their U.S. counterparts.
Here’s my question: Does this make corruption among Brazilian politicians less likely, because they don’t need the money as much? Or more likely, because it's more important for them to hang onto their seats?