Cosa Nostra’s System of Taxation and The Transnational Criminal Integrated System

Cosa Nostra has developed its own system of direct and indirect taxation. In the territories where Cosa Nostra is active, direct taxes are levied on workers, forced to pay several forms of extortion money, while indirect taxes are levied on the entire population resident in the territory by artificially increasing the prices of products through …

Cosa Nostra’s Political and Governance Mechanisms: National and Transnational Ties

   (Art Work: Follow the Money. By Alfio Cerami)   Cosa Nostra carries out different functions: protective, extractive, and redistributive (Tilly 1985)  that mirror those of a state and, therefore, turn the organization into something more than a simple loose confederation of organized ‘self-made’ criminals. Norm internalizations at the micro level may obtain enormous macro-level …