A bit late, but trying to keep this feature alive.
Adam Smith. The Wealth of Nations. Vol II, Book 5, Chapter 1:
“The abuses which sometimes creep into the local and provincial adminstration of a local and provincial revenue, how enormous soever they may appear, are in reality, however, almost always very trifling, in comparison of those which commonly take place in the administration and expenditure of the revenue of a great empire. They are, besides, much more easily corrected.”