Another role for smurfs!Put a maximum on purchase of pseudoephedrine as a precursor chemical in the manufacture of meth and hey presto! You get a new role for smurfing and more people drawn into the network. When will these people learn to profile the conseuences of new laws before legislating?
Extract from a book by Dominic Streatfield “A History of the World since 9/11”. The lesson appears to be that once central authority collapses, people will steal and sell everything available. How does the mechanism work? Is it an example of crowd rational economic behaviour a la Steve Reicher, or is there an organised crime network in embryo just waiting for the opportunity? Another possible PhD topic for somebody.
Piece from the Guardian about a series of articles this first week of 2011 published in the Times about child abuse in the Midlands and North of England. The Times now operates a paywall, so i cant link to the articles, but if you subscribe or your Library gets the hard copy, you may be interested in reading them, with the caveats expressed in this article.
I’m not sure it does, but Ive linked to this for the graphic. Still trying to link to the civitas report. The graphic compares relations between police numbers and crime rates across Europe