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Rent-Seeking in Sin City

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Here's a great passage in Sin City: The Hard Goodbye that didn't make the movie:

In this town just about anything you can name that's worth doing is against the law. It works out better for everybody this way. Cops and politicians make their fortunes by looking the other way while crooks like Kadie get away with charging ten bucks a drink.

Rent-seeking and neo-noir: sweet.


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