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Politicians' Second Jobs: Should They be Allowed to Keep Them?
Given how salaries of members of parliaments are often not very high, this would discourage the best from entering parliament.
Not being able to earn an extra income might force people who want to start families out of the job.
This would prevent people from low income backgrounds from running, causing a disconnect between the politicians and the people they represent.
Politicians' salaries are already too high.
Nigerian and Kenyan MPs have the
relative to per capita GDP, but both countries still have high levels of
, indicating that the "best" are not entering parliament, despite having high salaries.