Government actually promotes organized crime. It is easy because Americans only deal in packaged ideas. So, what is organized crime? Organized crime is Vito and the hit men, drugs and prostitutes, right? Well, that is the packaged idea.
So, how does government promote organized crime? While the public is fixated on an old fixed picture of what organized crime is, organized crime mutates into something else and gets totally out of the public’s radar. Government helps by asserting that bringing down an organized crime activity will be bad for the economy. This was Eric Holders approach when testifying before congress recently. Why, not prosecute Wall Street criminals? It would hurt the economy. That pretty much gives the thugs a ticket to keep pillaging the economy with impunity.