Apr 7, 2022 • 58M

Henry Thompson | Mafia Courts and Contracting without the Law

Episode 8 of the Economic Forces Podcast

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Welcome to Episode 8 of the Economic Forces Podcast! We interview Henry Thompson about his paper "Costa Nostra Courts." We discuss how the Mafia used this ingenious court system to protect its secrecy and enforce agreements that could not be written down as contracts.

Cosa Nostra Courts: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/6165b74a4cd40d5293c28c99/t/61ac144aee1b8d04e4a89207/1638667339483/Thompson_GMU_JMP.pdf

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Below you’ll find a teaser clip and the full interview. Enjoy!