Threatening to enforce a law ordinarily may not have any more extortive
power than threatening to create a new law with the same content.
He emphasizes that prior to JTB's focusing on micro-lending, small borrowers had no alternative to dealing with loan sharks and their extortive
"Our legal fees have gone up considerably over the past five years, especially since we decided that we would not roll over for extortive
settlements just to make the cases go away.
This is what the Supreme Court refers to in their decision as "extortive
behavior." And that's exactly what it is, and the county staffers know they can get away with it.
In a society structured around extracting profit from all things, this gift economy--literally a "free lunch"--acts as perhaps the most uncanny and powerful affront to capitalist exchange by casting this system's extortive
nature into stark relief.
Most agreed on the prevalence of extortive
practices and black-mailing on all sides.
comprehensive campaign was extortive
and therefore violated the Hobbs
Accusations of extortive
labor practices remain linked to the transfer of jobs from the industrial to "developing" countries able to provide cheap labor.
Solon pronounced his very first act of law-making a "discharge" of debts, but whereas discharging a debt previously meant repaying it, Solon's discharge "decreed that existing debts were wiped out." (87) Solon founded the Athenian polis with this act of fundamental injustice, the extortive
effect of which he then intensified by debasing the currency.
Investigations into cases that were exceptions to the amnesty laws--stolen children, extortive
kidnappings, crimes committed by individuals not in the security forces--began to undermine these laws and opened the door to their repudiation by the courts and legislature (Roht-Arriaza: 113).
Indeed, perhaps with the exception of some victims of extortive
kidnapping, Colombian victims are one of the most marginalized and excluded sectors of society, and were so even before the commission of atrocities.
This article reports the qualitative analysis on the coping mechanisms in families' victims of economic extortive