Connecting the dots on a Monday Morning by admin | Dec 22, 2008 | Crime and Punishment, Neoliberalism, The Mass Media, Urban Politics | 5 comments …what do you see when you read the following articles in tandem? Hedge Funds Overlook Madoff Risk. A Reeling City is a Snapshot of Economic Woes. Squeezed on all sides, parents forgo day care. New target for Mexico’s Drug Cartels: Schools. Thoughts? Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Related 5 Comments cnulan on December 22, 2008 at 7:51 am I see updated Grimm's Fairy Tales, for real…, Big Don on December 22, 2008 at 10:19 am Obama gonna fix all that…?? Or, perhaps sell franchises to the ganglords Chicago-style…?? tootsis on December 22, 2008 at 3:16 pm Can government protect its citizen?will vigilante rule are we witnessing the death of capitalism? cnulan on December 22, 2008 at 7:35 pm Anarcho-capitalism (my preferred variant) doesn't require either the auspices or the protection of the state…, I suspect that for the longest time now, you'll be witness to the emergence and overt activity of non-state actors, so-called terrorists and members of the drug meta-economy being the first and most prominent exponents. There's a better than even chance of the outbreak of civil war in Mexico sometime late next year. Irami Osei-Frimpong on December 22, 2008 at 7:56 pm The popular drive to find an easy score seems to be the root of all these evils. I don't quite see how daycare fits in, but Madoff and all of this investors were looking for something from nothing. South Carolina doesn't invest in education. Why should we be surprised that the state is intellectually and culturally bereft? I've family in South Carolina, and I don't know what it would take for me to move there. Lastly, nothing characterizes the quick score more than the way the drug trade is marketed to kids. People with a strong sense of self, are willing to work, do due diligence and live within their means will survive all the vagaries listed.