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Perhaps most important, fair trade involves buying from farmers directly, eliminating the extortionary middlemen.
Far from being instruments for increasing economic rationality, the merchant guilds were, as she shows, rent-seeking and extortionary monopolists who sought the good of their own members at the expense of their societies and even of other guilds.
192) In light of the tension that can arise between domestic violence victims and the criminal justice system, conditioning CVC funds on law enforcement cooperation seems extortionary.
A financial services firm facing an extortionary local government may simply move, at relatively small cost, to another jurisdiction with a less extortionary government.