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They steal it all, but they sell it, too

In the words of Jimmy Cagney — “Never steal anything ... small.”
But one of the indicators of just how bad things have gotten in the economy is the interest people who are going without have in stealing almost anything. And the extent they are willing to go to, in order to get their hands on their ill-gotten booty.
This propensity to steal anything that is not nailed down, whether it ends up being worth anything or not, is certainly not limited to the United States, nor are the efforts to which crooks are willing to go, as a couple of recent ...

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