THE GENTLEMEN CONSPIRATORS, by John G. Fuller. Grove Press, Inc.
In one of his lively discourses on contemporary socioeconomic trends, Professor James Riddle Hoffa, summa cum laude, of the Graduate School of Hard Knocks, declared in 1961 that, “the zillion dollar corporations are taking over in this country. Poor son of a bitch steals a loaf of bread, gets two years in jail working on the sand pile; you steal a couple of hundred millions like those characters in the electrical industry, and you get thirty days. And they never would have gone to jail at all except the judge was vindictive and wanted to pretend everybody got treated alike.”
The story of the price fixers in the electrical industry written by John G. Fuller puts things in better focus than the remarks of Hoffa. In fact, this succinct summary of the scandal in the electrical industry proves that Hoffa was wrong.
The responsible heads of Westinghouse and General Electric were never found...
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