We buy broken gold: If you steal, do not steal too much at a time. | Curio

We buy broken gold: If you steal, do not steal too much at a time.

23 mins | May 28, 2017

Professor of Philosophy at the University of Missouri in Kansas City, Clancy Martin writes in Lapham’s Quarterly to provide us with a fascinating insight into the con-filled world of jewellery exchange. As he tells us of his own experience on the shop floor of a jewellery exchange shop, he asks the question why a wealthy diamond merchant in a three-thousand-dollar suit would want to cheat someone out of a hundred bucks’ worth of gold?

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From Lapham's Quarterly