Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Can We Have Cookies In The Kansas City Urban Core Without Shooting Youngsters???



For the moment the answer is no . . .

Fox4: Kansas City teen shot during alleged cookie theft files lawsuit against store clerk, employers

Conservative Jack Cashill offers a thoughtful explanation that might include a few broad generalizations . . . Admittedly, TKC has a great many of my own generalizations about broads . . . But I digress. Check his excellent post on the topic:

Sentinel: Cookie Thief Lawsuit Speaks to Why Chains Avoid Inner Cities

Fact is . . . The answer here is REAL LOCAL BIZ AMONG PEOPLE WITH ROOTS IN THE COMMUNITY could help this town avoid similar misunderstandings but big biz conglomerates have crushed those kind of markets throughout the nation . . .

And so . . . The lack of "chains" isn't so much of a detriment but an opportunity for both small biz people and neighborhoods to support merchants that don't target customers with firearms over a few crumbs.

You decide . . .

6 Comments:

Anonymous said...

What an excellent quick post and observation.
My first time reading TKC, I thought, "who is this guy"?
It became clear, TKC was a provocateur, and to the highest degree.
However, this quick post points out two very important things about TKC.
the first, is the guy knows his economics. When there is a void in an economic landscape, for whatever reason, it stinks of opportunity, EVEN when the area is a dangerous location. This is why 7-11 used to offer employees the equivalent of "combat pay" for locations east of Troost.

This points out the myth of racism in economics. If, say, McDonalds refused to serve Chinese, the market along with social media, would soon put McDonalds out of business and a new burger king would arise to fill this void, or a one catering to Chinese would pop up to pick up the market share so foolishly tossed aside my McD...

Great post. Thanks for the econ lesson without forcing it down our throat.

And the giant corporations and franchises do avoid these areas to avoid the expense associated with security and theft. But as you pointed out, this could be an opportunity for someone in the community who can either find a way to avoid those cost or build a better mousetrap.

Anonymous said...

Who in the hell would want to run a retail business in a place where at least 50 percent of the customers walk in with intent to steal something or commit violence? Ever wonder why there are no 7-Elevens in Afghanistan?

Anonymous said...

Cashill's brilliance is that he's a bright guy, uses commonsense, writes clearly, and connects the dots.

Unfortunately for Mr. Abdi (store clerk), he wasn't in his own residence at the time of the shooting. If the 16-year old had walked into Abdi's home and picked up a bag of cookies, no one would be arguing about his right to shoot the intruder. Instead, we were bombarded by media reports about a "good kid" from a "bad neighborhood" who was "just hungry" and made a "bad decision" despite being raised with good values.

Anonymous said...

The fact is many retailers do avoid the urban core. One of the things they do when contemplating new builds is gather crime statistics in a given area and KCPD and agencies across the country have provided that information for a few decades. In today's environment there is no room for companies to subsidize thugery when just surviving is a challenge.

Given that the world is jumping to the Internet to buy most non perishable goods, few companies would risk the urban core investment when it is a challenge for their top tier store to compete against the likes of hundreds of Internet retailers. Now there are retailers that exists to pick ghetto pockets (Dollar General, etc), but all you have to do is look at their urban stores to grasp that no breathing human would walk into one of the ghetto locations if it was located at any mainstream location. It is also true that once an Internet entity stomps out its competition the prices will go up and consumers will see little to no savings. Just look at what Best Buy did coming in and look at its pricing agenda now that they have shut down darn near all of their brick and mortar competition.

Companies are in business to make money for their stock holders - not pander to the ghetto rats. The issue is much bigger than cookies and some dead ass amateur thug that only the guil ridden pandering libtards give a shit about.. In spite of the libtard mindset businesses do not exists to cater to the dregs. It might exists to drain thier pocket books. Those who don't like the scenario are encouraged to change thier path. They are mostly dregs because they choose to be dregs.

Anonymous said...

cookies or the cash regester stealing is stealing. you got to pay the piper

Anonymous said...

Can i go out on a radical limb here? Eh, nevermind, we're not ready for it. Fact is... the inner City of KCMO or any other large democratic area with a dark urban core is not the place for a reputable business or person to be. There must be a paradigm shift at the very root of the current black culture before that can happen. Fact is... even a local black person opening up a store would be subjected to the same targeting and theft that this store was. What's the solution? That's the question that requires a firm, radical, but benign solution. An existential two-State, economically and physically separated where each can excel at what they are good at.