COLUMN: The Jersey mob and global recessions


Margaret R. McDowell,

Special to The Sun
Published: Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 05:21 PM.


“It’s good to be in something from the ground floor … But lately, I’m getting the feeling that I came in at the end.  The best is over.” — TV mob boss Tony Soprano


Many Americans I think feel that way.” — TV psychiatrist Dr. Jennifer Melfi


Actor James Gandolfini, who starred in the highly decorated series “The Sopranos," passed away recently while on vacation in Italy .

In many ways, the Sopranos was a genuine reflection of the vagaries of domestic and global economic fortunes, both good and bad, during the eight years the program aired. As head of his New Jersey crime family, Tony demanded that his captains earn significantly, kick 20 percent up to him, and overcome any economic hurdles in their path.

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