NEW YORK: Systematic Graft

Ever since Halley's comet flickered across the television screens last year, the U.S. has been discussing organized graft and crime. Still, the U.S. may not quite understand how organized crime can become. Subjected to the American genius for systematic administration, the casual bribe and the brutal threat are sublimated (and made more dangerous) by standardization of services, fixing of prices, replacement of piecework by a regular wage, centralization of authority and cost accountancy. A case in point is that of James J. Moran.

When his old pal, Mayor Bill O'Dwyer, made him...

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