NJPP Staff

 

Commentary: This is the Age of the Ripoff

“This is the age of the ripoff…”

Joseph P. Merlino’s words rang out with the timbre of the times:

“…We see Nixon’s tax ripoff, the oil companies’ price ripoff, money lenders’ interest rate ripoff, and ripoffs everywhere. We see huge corporations hiring armies of lawyer-mercenaries, at work every day probing the law, testing the law to see what new benefits they can rip off for their bosses. And the public’s interest is defended, only haphazardly, by individuals and associations whose willingness to stand up for everybody else deserves our admiration.”

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