Vicious Circles by Jonathan Kwitny
The Mafia in the Marketplace

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“[Vicious Circles is] eminently readable, indeed fascinating…[A] courageous, brilliant exposé.” —Choice

This of it as a kind of tax. Every time you buy a pizza, or a hamburger, or new clothes, or use a product that has traveled in a truck, the odds are that you are paying a tribute to one of America's crime families. This book shows that the Mafia, and the larger crime syndicate that it dominates, has control over much of what the public regards as legitimate business. And when the Dons dominate the marketplace, they bring murder, arson, and violence with them.

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Published February 17, 1981 by W. W. Norton & Company. 422 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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Yes, professors, there is a Mafia,"" says Kwitny, who has no use for ivorytower illusions—or for Gay Talese's ""willing-victim"" apologia.

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