The Broken Shark-Tank Fallacy

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If breaking one window in a Keynesian utopia is good, then breaking moar windows is betterer; and it appears, therefore, our friends across the Pacific will be celebrating the rebirth of the Chinese economy as a 33-ton glass shark tank shattered in a Shanghai mall. According to local media (via Gizmodo), three lemon sharks surfed the water explosion into the shopping mall when the 6-inch thick acrylic glass burst, as you can see in this video captured by CCTV cameras. Unfortunately, given the images below it appears the sharks did not make it - but then again that means more new sharks will need to be purchased so that's upside, right?

 

Via GizModo,

 

 

Most of the people watching the tank were injured with "deep cuts and bruises," according to a police spokesman:

There were lots of injuries caused by flying glass, some of them serious because the glass was so thick. We are investigating what caused this.

The event happened on December 19 at the Shanghai Orient Shopping Center, in China, where the aquarium was installed two years ago. It become a popular local attraction at the time. The shopping center has announced that they are planning to rebuild it.