Shakedown: How Corporations, Government, and Trial Lawyers Abuse the Judicial Process
Leef, George C., Freeman
Shakedown: How Corporations, Government, and Trial Lawyers Abuse the Judicial Process by Robert A. Levy Cato Institute * 2004 * 224 pages * $22.95
If you want money, one way of getting it is to produce and trade with others who desire what you have to sell. Sociologist Franz Oppenheimer famously called that the "economic means" of obtaining what one wants. Alas, many people prefer another way of getting money, namely, the use of force and/or threats to compel others to hand over some of theirs. Oppenheimer called that the "political means."
Criminals use the political means. So do government officials (over and above the regular pillage known as taxation), as well as many …
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Publication information: Article title: Shakedown: How Corporations, Government, and Trial Lawyers Abuse the Judicial Process. Contributors: Leef, George C. - Author. Magazine title: Freeman. Volume: 55. Issue: 8 Publication date: October 2005. Page number: 43+. © Foundation for Economic Education, Incorporated Jan/Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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