Such practices undermined the fundamental principle in trade. Since the exchange rates of all products are proportional and balanced, the increase in price of one product will trigger a chain reaction of inflation. As a result, houses, cars, food, groceries, clothes, utilities, services, all become more expensive, and the government has to raise taxes just to keep even. The victims are the ordinary people. In our modern society, 63% of Americans are unable to pay a $500 surprise bill, but a small number of people benefiting from the system that they have created have accumulated tremendous wealth that reached astronomical figures.
Greed knows no limit and most crimes of our times, caught or not caught, are motivated by money.
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