There has been speculation that the legalization of marijuana has led to an upswing in petty theft and muggings because of the loss of jobs as 'drug dealer' (well at least for pot). And the weird thing for me is that if you think of criminal activity as a job market it sort of makes sense, what is your low level criminal to do to earn a living?
Wouldn't it be odd if UBI was a solution to criminal activity? (or would that narrative be more paying off the criminals?) Interesting things to contemplate.
Also a 15% increase in crime for a country with a fairly low crime rate could just be a statistical fluke...
For example, if the 2 bank robberies becomes 3 next year, I'm not sure it's fair panic over a 50% increase in bank robberies :)
So, teach the Police in relevant areas how to breed Grey Owls and pretty soon the market value precludes owl theft and the species is no longer on the red list. I'll hand-wave the economics and feasibility at this point ...
OK, sillies apart, crime is here to stay and if you gradually exhaust one seam (mining analogy here) then you may cause another to become profitable - gradually. If you set fire to the seam then don't be too surprised if things change rapidly. On the bright side: journalists can publish articles about those rapid changes.
Also on the bright side: the article doesn't ramble, is informative and is an enjoyable read - a good example of a journo in great form.
Also in reply to your idea about breeding owls. I'm sure you can guess that it is difficult to breed these animals in captivity. If it were not, owl breeding would be more profitable than owl stealing.
There are 3 reasons for this.
1) Owls are monogamous during the breeding season.
2) The hooting season is very short.
3) Owl eggs are delicious.
I've never tried an owl egg and I trust your assertion is not based on personal experience.
The olives are probably unperturbed.
Agreed. This is a better site https://www.owlsnearme.com
That... seems extremely high?
not what you might think it is, from reading the URL.
It positions itself as the anti-bar.
I guess Swedish police should be ready for two bank robberies in December: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/abba-record-first-ne...
Do people just pick up a local cash card, like getting a local bus pass at a kiosk or a tobacconist?
Standard international VISA/MasterCard cards work fine. Just shop around for a bank that doesn't have ridiculous fees.
Tipping isn't a thing in Sweden, except maybe in fancy restaurants (and in that case you enter the tip on the PIN pad)
It's usually cheaper than withdrawing from an ATM, where you pay a currency conversion fee as well as an extortionate withdrawal fee.
Tipping is generally not done in Europe and a lot of the rest of the world like it is in America, so that's not an issue.
It depends on what country you visit, but in a lot of developed countries, you could do a trip there without needing cash at all. I know that it's certainly possible in Australia or New Zealand.
I didn't. I haven't been to Sweden yet. But all of the responses seem to be "Just use your debit card," which doesn't answer the meat of my question -- How do I tip the bellman, the maid, etc...
One person stated that tipping isn't really a thing in Sweden. That was probably the most useful response so far, since it actually addressed the scenario I posited.
As it were, I rented out a home north of Kalmar and ate with family. Sorry I can't be of much help!
Rather than using rat poison and setting up mouse traps, an owl can take care of rats very effectively.