In Upper Darby, a declining township of poor whites, blacks, Koreans and South Asians, a middle-aged black man was handing out this flyer while shouting, "Personal injury lawyer! Forty years of experience! Free constellation!"
I knew a guy who made medical casts for a doctor. Nearly all of the patients were not seriously injured, or not injured at all, he said, but between this crooked doctor and the corrupt lawyer, they were determined to get their clients, and themselves, hefty settlements.
As this economy nosedives, there will be more fraud, corruption and hustling than ever.