The criminaloid identifies himself with some legitimate group, and when arraigned he calls upon his group to protect its own. The immunity enjoyed by the perpetrator of new sins has brought into being a class for which we may coin the term criminaloid. Let a prominent man commit some offense in bad odor and the multitude flings its stones with right goodwill. The criminaloids encounter but feeble opposition since their practices are often more lucrative than the authentic crimes, they distance their more scrupulous rivals in business and politics and reap an uncommon worldly prosperity. In politics, to be sure, it is often necessary to play the good fellow; but in business and finance a studious conformity to the convenances is of the highest importance. The law-breaking saloon keeper rallies merchants with the cry that enforcement of the liquor laws hurts business.