Shoplifting is increasing, and this is good news for the economy, apparently! Last year, shoplifting cost the retail sector $37 billion, up from $33.5 billion in 2009. Because employee theft is the most common form of shoplifting, the fact that workers are increasingly inclined to exercise the good ol' five-finger discount indicates that we are no longer living in complete, perpetual terror of losing our fucking hellacious minimum-wage retail jobs. When folks are clinging to their 15 hours a week of split-shifts cleaning up poop at Target, that is when we as a nation and as an economy are in Big Trouble, you see. [CNN Money]
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