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black market
used in Atlas Shrugged

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an illegal market that trades in illegal goods, stolen goods, or goods sold illegally to avoid tax payments, licensing requirements, or rationing
  • 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.
    2.4 Part 2 Chapter 4 — The Sanction of the Victim (5% in)
  • "Well, no," people said in drawing rooms, "you mustn't call it a black market, because it isn't, really.
    2.1 Part 2 Chapter 1 — The Man Who Belonged on Earth (58% in)
  • ...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...
    2.3 Part 2 Chapter 3 — White Blackmail (29% in)
  • They're profiteers of the black market who grow rich by defrauding the poor of their rightful share, at a time of desperate shortage.
    2.4 Part 2 Chapter 4 — The Sanction of the Victim (18% in)
  • That People's State has been hinting about it on the black market for a long time.
    3.4 Part 3 Chapter 4 — Anti-Life (15% in)
  • But the bookkeeping is in such a snarl that I'm smuggling a few thousand tons into the black market every week.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (26% in)

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