Still more countercyclical assets

Pretty soon we’ll get to the point where almost everything in this economy of ours is booming:

All over sunny San Diego,
tough economic times
have forced people to cut back on their $4 lattes and sushi dinners.
But one new business is booming — and ka-booming — precisely
because of frustration from the worst financial crisis to hit the
United States in decades.  Welcome to Sarah’s Smash Shack, where pent-up patrons can relieve
stress by hurling dinnerware and bric-a-brac against a wall, as hard as
they can, day and night, seven days a week.  San Diego entrepreneur Sarah Lavely charges her clients $10 and up
to pulverize plates and glasses during 15-minute intervals. Music
blares, clients dress in protective gear and a neon sign urges them to
"Break More Stuff."(…)San Diego may boast surf and sunshine year round, but it also has
its share of black economic clouds. Its real estate market has been hit
hard by the high rate of foreclosures in California, the second highest
in the nation, and its unemployment rate has risen to 6.4 percent from
4.8 percent in a year

Here is the link and I thank John de Palma for the pointer.

Comments

Brilliant! I've always thought that something like this would be great for stress relief.

catharsis is such an enduring fallacy.

someone needs to start a scientifically proven distraction/reappraisal shack, but somehow I feel that it wouldn't get much business.

Perhaps the consumer will endure:
http://psychology.stanford.edu/~psyphy/pdfs/Cryder_08.pdf
http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/faculty/rucker/DesiretoAcquire1.pdf

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