Oppression of the poor—
1. The situation in Bell, CA, where the city administrator and other officials had their own little fiefdom and made hundreds of thousands per year while the median income in their city is very low.
I should link to the thread that describes the whole scam, but I don’t know how.
2. I used to practice bankruptcy law. It was sad for all concerned in the normal cases, where mistakes were made or disaster occurred and the money was insufficient to pay everyone. But it was far worse when people lost their money due to a scam, because a scam entails such callous contempt or disregard for the humanity of the person being conned. Abuse of power and abuse of trust cuts very deep and ruins lives, breaks hearts and disturbs minds.
BTW, in the cases I saw, the scammer was sometimes the debtor, and sometimes someone who scammed the debtor. Different scenarios would play out.
And here's the HTML to do it:
<A href = "http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2557656/posts">Here's one.</A>
...a scam entails such callous contempt or disregard for the humanity of the person being conned.
I have never been able to understand how someone could enjoy spending money that he got by cheating someone else, especially in cases where the victim’s savings are wiped out.
Very interesting. You’ve shown there are many ways to oppress the poor, and endless depravity in doing so. There also are different types of poverty. Of course we think of the lack of food, shelter or medical care. But there are those who are spiritually and emotionally poor, abused in some way, very lonely and confused in a culture that breeds loneliness and confusion.