The Openness of Plunkitt’s Money Earning

George W. Plunkitt was so open about how he made his money to probably make fun of his opponents that defeated him a few weeks before the autobiography was published, known as the Reformers. He obtained his money through honest graft and inside information of specific projects that the government was planning to make in New York. He would buy the land that would later be surrounding the project of the government at an extremely low price, and after the project was finished, sell it at an extremely high price and win thousands maybe millions of dollars. This he called honest defrauds or graft and it made him rich. Perhaps he was showing other politicians better ways of making money, instead of dishonest graft and take the whole lot of chances they had and have to graft honestly and not plunder much.

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