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    What’s Bigger than the GDP of Pakistan and Stars Al Pacino?

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    By Staff

    The mafia’s share of Italy’s gross domestic product. From Foreign Policy’s Passport blog:

    According to a recently released annual report by Confesercenti, a major business association in Italy, the four main mafia groups in the country together earn about $126 billion a year (more than Italy’s largest companies), amounting to an astonishing 7 percent of Italy’s GDP.

    The other 93 percent? Marcello Mastroianni’s hair. —Brendan Mackie

    Published on Nov 5, 2007


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