Bobby Lupo's Goodfellas Theory Of Economics

I want to teach a class called Econ for Morons, and base the entire thing on Goodfellas. Paul Cicero is the capitalist. His income doesn't depend on his labor, he makes his money in a "fuck you, pay me" manner. Everybody kicks back to him. He makes money while he's napping or eating a sausage and pepper sandwich. The useful idiot is Sonny Bunz; he thinks he's a capitalist because he 'owns' The Bamboo Lounge (Paulie doesn't know how to make a restaurant), but Sonny is subject to the whims of the real owner of the business/building (The Capitalist). The Capitalist doesn't work on site in the store at the mall; he owns the fucking mall. The Socialists are the cops who pinch young HenDry while he's selling hijacked cigarettes. The cops are civil servants. Their wages are paid by the state, they serve the state, the state pays their pensions and benefits. Spider is The Non Union Worker who gets treated like a culprit and can't do anything about it. Billy Bats or Nicky Eyes are the union workers. They're made guys, they have workplace protections and benefits. They're part of something. Karen is recipient of benefits. Karen spends the money.

Never_rolled - 

Where does a 90 year old do nothing Jewish socialist wanting to give free things out to losers fit into this?


Jimmy Conway throwing hundys around the room for keeping the ice cold

For morons, by morons!

jk

Mostly correct, except for Paulie.

Paulie provides a service. A valuable service for which he's paid well.

Paulie provides protection for guys that can't go to the cops. He protects you from other wise guys looking to rip you off.

Step out of line and youse get dealt with.

Mark Phone Post 3.0

Can you believe it? A Jew broad. Prejudice against Italians. In this day and age. A Jew broad. Phone Post 3.0

I'm suddenly hungry for lasagna. Phone Post 3.0

Bobby Lupo -
Never_rolled - 

Where does a 90 year old do nothing Jewish socialist wanting to give free things out to losers fit into this?


Jimmy Conway throwing hundys around the room for keeping the ice cold
No. Jimmy is a capitalist. He was out hustling everyday. He and Hendry were good earners. Tommy too, but he was a bit wild. But you only use him for certain things. Jimmy gave the doornan a hundred for doing his job. He gave young Hendry a twenty for keepin the drinks coming.

The socialists were the other guys Hendry hung out with. Hendry was enterprising and he and the guys were making a few bucks hustling while all the other guys were sitting on their asses, waiting for handouts.

Mark Phone Post 3.0

Jimmy was a worker bee.

Paulie and Tuddy didn't get their hands dirty.

Bobby Lupo - Jimmy was a worker bee.

Paulie and Tuddy didn't get their hands dirty.
Well, Tuddy ran the cab stand and the Bella Vista pizzeria. He also talked to Paulie if there was a beef in the numbers, etc.

Mark Phone Post 3.0

Mark1 - 
Bobby Lupo - Jimmy was a worker bee.

Paulie and Tuddy didn't get their hands dirty.
Well, Tuddy ran the cab stand and the Bella Vista pizzeria. He also talked to Paulie if there was a beef in the numbers, etc.

Mark Phone Post 3.0

He was he buffer between the workers and the capitalist: a manager.

Conway was actually no better than Spider, him being Irish and all. He was a good earner, but he was a non union worker with no protections.

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Sonnen y Diaz Bros - I don't shine shoes no more Phone Post 3.0

Spit Shine Tommy used to contribute to society, then, he turned into a psycho lunatic who was a liability to his own organization. His mother couldn't even bury him in an open casket.

Bobby Lupo -
Sonnen y Diaz Bros - I don't shine shoes no more Phone Post 3.0

Spit Shine Tommy used to contribute to society, then, he turned into a psycho lunatic who was a liability to his own organization. His mother couldn't even bury him in an open casket.
Correct. He did go around treating people like they were half a fag or something.

Mark Phone Post 3.0

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Shouldn't you know at least enough about economics to actually know what Capitalism is before you consider teaching on the subject?

Isn't Paulie the State?

...now go home and get your fucking shinebox

TheMMAn - 

Shouldn't you know at least enough about economics to actually know what Capitalism is before you consider teaching on the subject?


You're a real schmuck on wheels.

To me, you goody-good people who work shitty jobs for bum paychecks and take the subway to work every day and worried about their bills are dead. I mean you're a sucker. You have no balls. If we wanted something, we just took it. If anyone complained twice they got hit so bad, believe me, they never complained again.

MightyMorphinPowerReptilians - Isn't Paulie the State?

The state locked him up and made him cut garlic with razor blades

Mark1 - 
Bobby Lupo -
Sonnen y Diaz Bros - I don't shine shoes no more Phone Post 3.0

Spit Shine Tommy used to contribute to society, then, he turned into a psycho lunatic who was a liability to his own organization. His mother couldn't even bury him in an open casket.
Correct. He did go around treating people like they were half a fag or something.

Mark Phone Post 3.0

I feel bad for Sonny Bunz in the movie, but the actor is a gangster in real life.