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When a Tappacola turns eighteen, he or she qualifies for a lifetime pension of $5,000 a month, and that might go up. It’s called the dividend. Even me, sitting here on death row, I’m collecting the dividends. === Every Tappacola gets free health care, free education, and college expenses if he or she wants it. === His hesitancy suggested he was struggling not with the truth but with which version of it. === “Depends on how hard you dig.” === Over the years they had settled into a civilized relationship of mutual distrust, with each playing a well-defined role. === Diamonds and jewelry are especially easy to smuggle out of the country. Cash can also be shipped by regular overnight parcel delivery to anywhere in the world, especially the Caribbean.