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black market
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Atlas Shrugged
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  • He’s done much more and much worse than your little fling at the black market, but he’s smart enough to keep himself out of courtrooms.
  • They’re profiteers of the black market who grow rich by defrauding the poor of their rightful share, at a time of desperate shortage.
  • That People’s State has been hinting about it on the black market for a long time.
  • But the bookkeeping is in such a snarl that I’m smuggling a few thousand tons into the black market every week.
  • …making a stand against enemies whose actions might appear somewhat shabby in the eyes of the public-where you won’t be a hero, but a common criminal, a greedy industrialist who’s cheated the law for a plain motive of profit, a racketeer of the black market who’s broken the national regulations designed to protect the public welfare-a hero without glory and without public, who’ll accomplish no more than about half a column of newsprint somewhere on page five-now would you still care to…
  • "Well, no," people said in drawing rooms, "you mustn’t call it a black market, because it isn’t, really.

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  • If this were possible, imagine the black market in peculiar souls that might spring up among the wealthy and unscrupulous.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • Graham had strong-armed most people into handing over any packs they’d salvaged and had supposedly put an Arcadian named Asher in charge of distributing them, but there was already a fledgling black market; people were trading nutrition packs for blankets and taking on extra water shifts in exchange for reserved spots inside the crowded tents.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100

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