At first glance, Jeffrey Epstein and Whitey Bulger appear to have nothing in common.
Epstein, a Brooklyn Jew, was a New York financier who rubbed elbows with billionaires and presidents, and sometimes those two things were the same thing. Whitey was an Irish Catholic project rat from South Boston, an old-school gangster who liked fast cars and faster women.
Epstein worked in banks. Whitey robbed banks. But those superficial religious, ethnic, geographical, and vocational differences cloak striking parallels.
They both grew up in working-class families where money was tight. Epstein’s father was a landscaper for the parks department, his mother a school aide and homemaker. Whitey’s father was disabled, having lost an arm in a railway accident, his mother a homemaker who at one point worked as a clerk typist at the Registry of Motor Vehicles.
Neither Epstein nor Whitey had a college degree, but they were deviously smart, in ways that you could never learn from a book. They were master manipulators and knew how to get people to give them things. And when people wouldn’t give them things, whether it was money or sex, they’d steal it.
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