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Should You Rob a Bank?

Louie13 Wrote: Jul 27, 2012 8:32 PM
Should you rob a bank? No. But the big investment banks, the Central banks, and the FED have robbed us. When the big investments banks failed, our government bailed them out at taxpayer expense. The people who were hurt by their insanely reckless investments were not bailed out, but they were handed the bailout bill. And the same is true of Europe. The FED is robbing us by printing fiat money out of thin air with no precious metal backing and loaning it to us at interest, money that constantly deflates in value. Again the taxpayer is handed the bill. And the list goes on and on. The Federal Government and the Central banks have been looting the American people for years. We have been robbed, but there is nothing we can do about it.

A group of economists recently published an article looking at the statistical return to bank robberies in Britain. John Timmer reviews their results:

The results were not pretty. For guidance on the appropriateness of knocking over a bank, the authors first suggest that a would-be robber might check with a vicar or police officer, but "[f]or the statistics, look no further. We can help. We can tell you exactly why robbing...