White collar crime vs. blue collar crime

Interesting to note the comparison being made between blue collar crime (represented by Tony, the mafia) and white collar crime (represented by Tony's neighbor Bruce Cusamano, his friends and their wives).

Cusamano and his friends talk about the mafia at the dinner table and and the effect on property prices of having a gangster in the neighborhood. One of friends draws a comparison to what he sees in the boardroom to gangster behavior. Then at the barbecue his group has discussions about buyouts/IPOs and a stock tip, which seems to insinuate (illegal) stock trading based on insider information.

Tony and other mafia members are often considered to be psychopaths. Psychologists also say that many CEOs have psychopathic traits.

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