You Ever Need To Escape With Your Wealth From a Totalitarian State...
by Robert Wenzel: My
Small Contribution to the History of the JFK Assassination
story in mind, which was told to me yesterday.
height of the Soviet Empire a physicist was planning to escape the
USSR. He was cleared to travel, but, of course, he was not allowed
to take with him any wealth he had.
The man cleared
the Soviet checkpoint with one piece of luggage and a couple of
suits thrown in. And, oh yeah, he managed to take all his wealth
How did he
Before he left,
he sold off all his assets and bought platinum with the funds. He
stretched the platinum into wire and made coat hangers out of the
wire. He threw his suits over the "hangers" and cleared
the checkpoint without incident.
with permission from Economic
Economic Policy Journal
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