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Flash Mob Attacks

Paul H. Rubin —  9 August 2011

Glenn Reynolds links to a Christian Science Monitor story on flash mobs made up of black teenagers.  Cities mentioned are Philadelphia, Milwaukee, Chicago and Atlanta.  Criminologists are quoted giving their usual explanations, including high unemployment.  Black teenage unemployment is now about 40%.  Don’t forget that the minimum wage was increased in July 2009 to $7.25 per hour.  While economists understand the economic effects of higher minimum, there may be horrid social effects as well.