My collaborator Ilya Somin has a fascinating post on the law and economics of The Godfather. It’s a must read. My only quibble is that it overlooks this part:

Michael: My father is no different than any powerful man, any man with power, like a president or senator.

Kay Adams: Do you know how naive you sound, Michael? Presidents and senators don’t have men killed.

Oh. Who’s being naive, Kay?

Touche, Michael!