shoplifting discourse has been making the rounds, does anyone have any good readings/studies/etc on shoplifting?

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here are the studies that were shared with me through my research hub on the topic of shoplifting. i'm still looking for more though!

@exiliaex I thought it was established: okay if big company, bad if mom and pop

@FinalOverdrive @exiliaex what's the difference? i'm not a leftist but i don't really understand why moral distinctions should be drawn regarding how you behave regarding big and small businesses.

@pie @FinalOverdrive studies tend to show that when people feel like they're stealing from a person it feels different than when you're stealing from a faceless corporation. but, politically i agree that in class war, businesses are businesses and they are predicated on exploitation and the violent upholding of their power, and as such, the non-propertied can't really treat them differently.

@exiliaex @pie im going to make distinctions, esp. if they don't have employees. Won't snitch on you either way fwiw

@exiliaex the temptation to just reply with "don't care" to everyone in that discourse who says care about the small capital owners or "community"

@exiliaex how is there a shoplifting discourse? why are we surrounded by federal agents?

@cursecatsupdairy unfortunately i can't seem to get those links to load for me

@cursecatsupdairy hey! they started working this morning, awesome. thank you!

@exiliaex someone sent me this incidentally yesterday:

it's 2021, but probably still holds. tl;dr a lot of shoplifting discourse is manufactured asf, and corporations basically just make up theft numbers to justify more policing.

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