Quantitative Looting - We're Going To Need A Bigger Forklift

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Following the first quantitative revolutions (of the variety inspired by quantitative easing) in history, we now have the first images of what quantitative looting looks like. If this is any indication of what to expect the next time Waddell and Reeds sells a few extra contracts, we are going to need much bigger forklifts.

From the Daily Mail:

While most looters resort to taking home whatever they can carry in their arms, these Tunisian thieves employed a slightly more enterprising approach… using a forklift truck.

They used the industrial vehicle to pick up one of ousted former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali's Ferraris from its parking space and then simply drove off with the supercar dangling from the forks.

One looter riding in the JCB was seen grinning as he sped along a highway in the capital Tunis with the 599 GBB Fiorano, which cost £125,000 when new four years ago.

Leila Trabelsi. the former president's wife, was known for her love of fast cars - the family had more than 50 - and widely despised as the ultimate symbol of corruption and excess.

Dubbed ‘the Imelda Marcos of the Arab world’ the former hairdresser,  53, was also known for her luxury homes and frequent shopping trips to Dubai, during which she is said to have spent hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Easy picking: A looter in a JCB forklift truck drives off with a Ferrari belonging to Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali

Easy picking: A looter in a JCB forklift truck drives off with a Ferrari belonging to Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali

Thumbs up: Thieves in the truck;s cab show their delight at taking the valuable supercar

Thumbs up: Thieves in the truck's cab show their delight at taking the supercar in Tunisian capital Tunis

 

Finders, keepers: The thieves thought nothing of driving down the road with the Ferrari in broad daylight

Finders, keepers: The thieves thought nothing of driving down the road with the Ferrari in broad daylight

h/t John Milton