Where's that darn documentaryThe horse's mouth? No, the stable boy was looking at the other end. :tongue:
I got it from the stable boy who got it from the horse's mouth. There are documentaries on the subject now. It's not a big secret, just a dark past.
As in every successful industry, you'll find examples of money laundering at one time or another. But there's no evidence money laundering drove the creation of the music and movie industries. Where did you read this?
They are having the same problem in Ballywood recently.
And you mean, "Bollywood", right? Yes, India's money laundering is in the news. But again, this is an example of a successful and profitable industry being exploited by crime after the fact.
There's no evidence of your claim that money launderers created the industry in the first place, for the purpose of money laundering. They did not. Especially not in Hollywood, where the industry started.
After the fact if you mean 2 minutes after it's birth then ok. Most (ok, say many) film inverters in those days had great connections to the mob (reflected in The Godfather trilogy). Rather simply, actors and crew... production were payed with the investor's dirty money, film is produced, goes into theater, legitimate profit are used to pay back investors. Money cleaned. Distribution Firms lives on, memory fades. It's like denying the gambling industry's roots.
It's OK if you don't want to include this in your realms.
As for getting back on track.
Well, I guess we are left with only the limited options for implementation in a closed system. like a virtual world or a netflix type setup.
Back to dreamland I go