As a NYC resident who earned a living in the fashion industry one does get to glimpse organized crime, communists and the most infantile of all politcal view points the anarchist.
Anarchists are the the apex of ignorance. Frequently this is a term that communists use to hide their stench. The other titles are progressives, greens, liberals, labor socialists and so forth.
Unlike the evil communists of the circus freak anarchists the mafia is well run. The mafia is a business that thrives on delivering outlawed products and services. Thus when Mayor Bloomberg or the Clintons raise cigarette taxes the mafia sees this as an opportunity. Cigarette bootlegging is a thriving business that was briefy depicted in the Sopranoes. The business was created when government placed obscene taxes on small business and the consumer. The person most impacted by this scam were the mom and pop convenience stores who need every nickel that they work for. The mobster delivers a product and allows the mom and pop store to get a wider roi for the product sold.
Anarchy presents great opportunity for criminals. The breakdown of the Lebanese government allowed a Narconazi organized crime ring Hezbollah to flourish. In the absence of law and effective government these type of activities grow larger. The reality is that FARC is a narcotics gang that spouts Marxist rhetoric much like a large scale version of the Black Panthers. Commies still venerate the Black Panthers today and turn a blind eye to executions, drug dealing and prostitution of the Panthers. In essence John Brown really is more Superfly than Marxist as he venerates these drug dealing elements.
Now lets turn to Communst countries and organized crime. Communist countries create more opportunities for large scale proffits via the black market than capatalist ones. A mafia criminal in the USA has little incentive to deal turnips as one can find them in the market place with ease.
However, in every application of Communism, including Hugo's blunder land, produce and consumer products are not available. One may actually have to resort to the black market to get products as mundane as turnips or toilet paper.
Commies see every downturn in the stock or real estate market as vindication of their warped theories. However, as they are imbeciles they miss the main point. Even at the height of the Depression food was readilly available and services adjusted to the new economic realities. New types of fare were created at low cost to serve the consumer. The problem was not product availability but a scarcity of jobs. Only Commies have created famine through collectivization, theft and nepotism.
If you see a mafia type selling produce in your country it is time to emigrate.
Beamish in 08,