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pork barrel

  An American term for the unequal distribution of public goods in order to promote a party\'s or a candidate\'s re-election prospects. Although not exclusively American, the activity is particularly common there because of the individual nature of much campaigning for Congressional office: the term is also applied more generally to describe any apparent government favouritism of certain areas. (RJJ)  



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