Individually the poor are not too tempting to thieves, for obvious reasons. Mug a banker and you might score a wallet containing a month’s rent. Mug a janitor and you will be lucky to get away with bus fare to flee the crime scene. But as Business Week helpfully pointed out in 2007, the poor in aggregate provide a juicy target for anyone depraved enough to make a business of stealing from them.
2012 May 22 »
We’ve known for years that the U.S. Military has been preparing for civil unrest and riot response within the continental United States. Likewise, the Pentagon, Department of Homeland Security and various other government alphabet agencies have been actively preparing for how to handle natural and man-made crises that include everything from large scale economic collapse to war and asteroid strikes.