Much has been written about globalization and organized crime evolution, but rarely do we see mainstream media focus on the boom that trade liberalizations has had on the illicit economy the following BusinessWeek article touches on very significant trends. As I have described in previous posts, the global illicit economy would rice to challenge legitimate business. Notice how organized crime has been structured to profit under any economic circumstances. The effect is akin to Darwin’s natural selection or more appropriate survival of fittest.
Trade liberalization, fewer borders, and cheap air travel all are contributing to a rise in organized crime from the south and east of Europe
By Leigh Phillips