TOLFA Segment 2, Question 6

Segment 2 compares government with another form of organized crime - the Mafia. Above all others, what is the key difference between the two? The Mafia robs you or hurts you, but makes no pretense that it's doing it for your own good. It also very seldom returns to harm you again, whereas government never stops
Government is far, far bigger than the Mafia
Nonparticipants - the general public - rightly despise the Mafia but with respect to government there are no nonparticipants; everyone is its victim. Even so, there is so far no general revulsion against it.
If Mafia people get caught, they can be prevented from doing further harm. Government, in contrast, writes its own rules and runs its own courts.

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