viii, 324 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Includes bibliographic references (pages 297-304) and index.
Crime and punishment : how they taught me a lesson -- The world as it is : inside the confinement center -- How to steal a country : a heist to end all heists -- Creating new wealth : America, the anti-theft society -- History for profit : the reparations scam -- The things that keep progressives awake at night : the greed and inequality scam -- You didn't build that : the society-did-it scam -- Silver spoons and genetic lotteries : the Lucky Luciano scam -- The Godfather : Saul Alinsky's art of the shakedown -- Barack and Hillary : the education of two con artists -- The envy triangle : shaking down the wealth creators -- Cracking the con : restoring the productive society.
The author recounts how his exposure to the criminal underclass while serving time in a state-run confinement center opened his eyes to the ways in which the behavior and world view of those criminals resembled the politics of American liberalism.