No doubt the mafia corrupts Italian society, but how do they differ from the huge American corporations who spend fortunes on lobbying, wining and dining politicians, distorting elections with money, offering inducements for favorable contracts, cosy regulations and tax concessions? Why is there no talk of breaking up distorting monopolies? Epicurus might have had a Greek word for all this – he would have called It a ?????? *
* If you don’t speak Greek – a racket.