Re: Pain, pain-relief, & social complications. ( Re: Unrecovery of the wisdom kind)

In article <67la4357186euunuco2irllhprt8tt52r1@xxxxxxx>,
Joe Bednorz <invalid@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Kickback to preserve the invoice price without raising the price paid.
(As described in "Double Star" by Robert A. Heinlein.)

That seems to be one of the tricks played in the rapidly
self-defunctifying subprime housing loan market.