Mob Rules

Author: Louis Ferrante

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101515341

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 1926

The Mob is notorious for its cruel and immoral practices, but its most successful members have always been extremely smart businessmen. Now, former mobster Louis Ferrante reveals its surprisingly effective management techniques and explains how to apply them-legally-to any legitimate business. As an associate of the Gambino family, Ferrante relied on his instincts to pull off some of the biggest heists in U.S. history. By the age of twenty-one, he had netted millions of dollars for his employers. His natural talent for management led Mafia bosses to rely on him. After being arrested and serving an eight-and-a-half-year prison sentence, Ferrante went straight. He realized that the Mob's most valuable business lessons would allow him to survive and thrive in the real world. Now he offers eighty-eight time-tested Mafia strategies, including: * Go get your own coffee!: Respecting the chain of command without being a sucker. * The walls have ears: Never bad-mouth the boss. * Is this phone tapped?: Watch what you say every day. * How to bury the hatchet-but not in someone's head. * Don't split yourself in half: The wrong decision is better than none at all. * Don't build Yankee stadium, just supply the concrete: Spotting new rackets. * Leave the gun, take the cannolis...and beware of hubris. Ferrante brings his real-life experiences to the book, offering fascinating advice that really works and sharing behind-the-scenes episodes almost as outrageous as those occurring on Wall Street every day.

The Mob Rules

Author: Matthew Motiuk

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595328415

Category: Fiction

Page: 486

View: 7131

"It is a strategic move in the game of life. As in chess, you sometimes must sacrifice certain things or take chances so you can get to your ultimate goal. The same goes for this. And I'm about to make that move."The hole left by the disappearance of the powerful gang led by Devin has been filled with the Black Cloud, a deadly group with deadly intentions. The strongest gang left, led by Brennon, must find a way to unravel the strange mysteries of the cloaked Black Cloud and defeat them to survive. But things go over his head, and soon enough, he must compensate for the effects that follow. Gang life has been revolutionized, and The Mob Rules is your ticket to the golden era of these gangs. Action from the heart of American cities to the far reaches of Siberia to the depths of the ocean await you-and you will discover whether the mob really does rule.

Mob Rules (Luna)

Author: Cameron Haley

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 1472073886

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 8822

If street magic was easy, everyone would be doing it.

MOB Rule

Author: Hannah Evans

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408842572

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 289

View: 9161

The trials, tribulations and unexpected triumphs of being a lone Queen in a Kingdom of Kings.

The Myth of Mob Rule

Author: Lisa L. Miller

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190228717

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 7507

Scholars and lay persons alike routinely express concern about the capacity of democratic publics to respond rationally to emotionally charged issues such as crime, particularly when race and class biases are invoked. This is especially true in the United States, which has the highest imprisonment rate in the developed world, the result, many argue, of too many opportunities for elected officials to be highly responsive to public opinion. Limiting the power of democratic publics, in this view, is an essential component of modern governance precisely because of the risk that broad democratic participation can encourage impulsive, irrational and even murderous demands. These claims about panic-prone mass publics--about the dangers of 'mob rule'--are widespread and are the central focus of Lisa L. Miller's The Myth of Mob Rule. Are democratic majorities easily drawn to crime as a political issue, even when risk of violence is low? Do they support 'rational alternatives' to wholly repressive practices, or are they essentially the bellua multorum capitum, the "many-headed beast," winnowing problems of crime and violence down to inexorably harsh retributive justice? Drawing on a comparative case study of three countries--the U.S., the U.K. and the Netherlands--The Myth of Mob Rule explores when and with what consequences crime becomes a politically salient issue. Using extensive data from multiple sources, the analyses reverses many of the accepted causal claims in the literature and finds that: serious violence is an important underlying condition for sustained public and political attention to crime; the United States has high levels of both crime and punishment in part because it has failed, in racially stratified ways, to produce fundamental collective goods that insulate modern democratic citizens from risk of violence, a consequence of a democratic deficit, not a democratic surplus; and finally, countries with multi-party parliamentary systems are more responsive to mass publics than the U.S. on crime and that such responsiveness promotes protection from a range of social risks, including from excessive violence and state repression.

Black Sabbath

Author: N.A

Publisher: PediaPress


Category: Songs

Page: 437

View: 613

Spinoza and the Freedom of Philosophizing

Author: Mogens Lærke

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192648713

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

View: 8137

Spinoza and the Freedom of Philosophizing is a study of freedom of speech, good government, civic responsibility, public education, and the foundations of religion and society, as seen through the eyes of seventeenth-century Dutch philosopher Spinoza. During the Golden Age of the Dutch Republic, a new kind of public sphere emerged. Courtly structures of political advice made room for new, republican forms of public consultation between the sovereign powers and the general citizenry. Missing, however, were guidelines for how and when to address questions of public concern and how to form unprejudiced citizens in possession of their own free judgment, capable of speaking up for themselves in public deliberations with the common interest in view. The book argues that Spinoza's conception of the freedom of philosophizing, and the systematic political theory he developed to defend it in his 1670 Theological-Political Treatise, were conceived to provide just such guidelines. It shows how Spinoza understood the freedom of philosophizing as a collective style of reasoning and argument based on mutual teaching and advising, a model for the public sphere in a free republic. It studies the conditions under which such a public sphere of free philosophizing could flourish, how it would require popular reform of public education and democratic reorganization of the relations between political counsel and sovereign command. It also shows how Spinoza designed theological and political doctrines of universal faith and social contract in order to promote true religion and a sense of civic duty, and asserted the state's right over sacred matters as a means to ensure mutual toleration in a multi-religious society.

Black Sabbath FAQ

Author: Martin Popoff

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 161713113X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 8191


Mob-rule and Riots

Author: Lucy De Bruyn

Publisher: Regency Press (London & New York)


Category: England

Page: 247

View: 8421

Eating the Dinosaur

Author: Chuck Klosterman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416544208

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 258

View: 8232

The bestselling author of "Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs" returns with an all-original nonfiction collection of questions and answers about pop culture, sports, and the meaning of reality.