• Stimulating the U.K.'s Plate Glass Window Economy

    Planet Money blogger Laura Conaway's take on the protesters in London today…

    I don't mean to get moralistic here, but I don't think the protesters have any right to smash windows — and in any case, they're only making business for whichever capitalist windows company gets called in to replace the glass. The bank and its insurers take the hit for fixing the windows, the taxpayers take the hit for police wages, and the glazier gets the business. It's all money that might have been spent more productively elsewhere.

    Yes, exactly. Like on lighter fluid that could have been used to start burning all the traitorous money that's been causing all our problems.

    Oh, that money just makes me so angry.

    Tags: Economy, London, Money, Protesters, United Kingdom


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