One very bad economic indicator

A Wal-Mart
employee in suburban New York died after he was trampled by a crush of
shoppers who tore down the front doors and thronged into the store
early Friday morning, turning the annual rite of post-Thanksgiving bargain hunting into a Hobbesian frenzy.

Here is the story.

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Do you agree with their use of the term "Hobbesian"?

If this is hobbesian I wonder what the NYTimes thinks of the world outside the west. Oh right, they love it. People are for the most part nasty greedy creatures and are hobbesian everywhere. Only a big enough, high-IQ extended family can give rise to a system of relatively impersonal capitalism that channels selfishness into productivity, and can later on pacify other tribes to some extent through empire and assimilation.

IMHO this is a bad economic indicator but not a terrible one. The difference between a depression and recession is that in a depression people kill themselves, in a recession they kill other people.

This is what I love about libertarians. All heart.

Are you sure the link is not to The Onion?

Doesn't this happen somewhere almost every year?

This madness surrounding holiday hopping is why I have been buying all my Christmas presents from Amazon the past few years. Since I have Amazon Prime I don't spend anything on shipping, and I'm spared dealing with the crushing (literally it now seems) throngs. I hate shopping enough as it is, I can't fathom why anyone would wait outside a store in the freezing cold for hours just to buy some $9 DVDs and $800 flat-panel TVs.

I suspect its more likely a problem of crowd control, not blood thirstiness. Those in the back push forward until the doors fail, forcing the front of the crowd onto the employee who was killed. I noted one version of the story had people stepping over him - but who could stop to help him without themselves being run over?

I suspect its more likely a problem of crowd control, not blood thirstiness. Those in the back push forward until the doors fail, forcing the front of the crowd onto the employee who was killed. I noted one version of the story had people stepping over him - but who could stop to help him without themselves being run over...

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I suspect its more likely a problem of crowd control, not blood thirstiness. Those in the back push forward until the doors fail, forcing the front of the crowd onto the him without themselves being run over......

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I suspect its more likely a problem of crowd control, not blood thirstiness. Those in the back push forward until the doors fail, forcing the front of the crowd onto the employee who was killed. I noted one version of the story had people stepping over him - but who could stop to help him without themselves being run over?

I suspect its more likely a problem of crowd control, not blood thirstiness. Those in the back push forward until the doors fail, forcing the front of the crowd onto the him without themselves being run over.

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I suspect its more likely a problem of crowd control, not blood thirstiness. Those in the back push forward until the doors fail, forcing the front of the crowd onto the him without themselves being run over......

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Hiphop Time. Hiphop Vakti Millet.

I used it yesterday to plot unemployment rates of the states with the most economic freedom as ranked by the Mercatus Center:

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