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Saturday, September 24, 2005

An Offer You Can’t Refuse…?

Playing off Frank’s earlier post about murder-for-hire in India, I recently came across this article that discusses how few employee benefits there are when your employment contract is with the mob.  As the story put it, mafia members often leave with “bronze caskets” rather than with “golden parachutes.”  Interesting, as was the discussion in Freakonomics about the pay structure for drug dealers.  Low-level “employees” are willing to put up with pay close to minimum wage and extremely violent working conditions because they, usually in vain, hope to become the leader of the gang someday and make millions.

[Miriam Cherry]

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