15 August, 2012

Robin El Hood

This blog's Silver Award for Economics goes to Juan Manuel Sanchez Gordillo, mayor of Marinaleda, Andalusia, Spain who has been stealing food from supermarkets.

You see, it's OK because as mayor he has immunity from prosecution.

He says he has been giving the food to the poor, a redistribution of wealth he feels should have been carried out by the government.

I love this.

Unfortunately in Britain the only person immune from prosecution is HM The Queen, but come to think of it she could go into the Bank of England and empty the Treasury's account, handing the money to poor people who have seen their taxes wasted. Go for it Ma'am!

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