In class yesterday, our professor was using the example of the presence of mafias in certain countries to indicate a weak rule of law. So we covered the usual suspects – Italy, Russia, China and some Eastern European countries.
Then the professor asked, “Does the US have a mafia?”
Some people said yes, in the 1920s.
“What about now?”
An American classmate responded with aplomb, “They’re stepping down from office soon.”