Thursday, April 28, 2011

Talking about incentives

Bruce Schneier discussed problem that was initially reported in the New York Times:

Late last month, a gang of thieves stole six tractor-trailer loads of tomatoes and a truck full of cucumbers from Florida growers. They also stole a truckload of frozen meat. The total value of the illegal haul: about $300,000.

The thieves disappeared with the shipments just after the price of Florida tomatoes skyrocketed after freezes that badly damaged crops in Mexico. That suddenly made Florida tomatoes a tempting target...

Hey...unlike gasoline, tomatoes are not flammable.
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