Just Business Problems

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“They’re like, ‘Ah, man, it’s just business. Business is business. It’s business.’ It’s like, what are you talking about?”

Lil B The Based God, NYU Lecture

“Norman’s having some business problems he’s rather desperate to get things settled, we…

– Business look everything smashed broken the whole place torn up you’re sitting here in the middle of it with a flashlight like a, talking about Norman’s business problems…”

William Gaddis, JR

“You think there’s no job out there for me, so you think fuck it, going to go out on the road and steal and sell drugs, do whatever to get your money. People our age. We didn’t rob no women, no old men, no girls – we have our morals sometimes. I was fully covered from head to toe. Nice balaclava. Wore all black out so not to be seen. I’m already who I am now anyway, so I don’t think I’m ever going to change. [Looting was] nothing personal. It’s just business.”

“Reading the Riots” profile, The Guardian (emphasis added)

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Malcolm Harris

Malcolm Harris is a writer based in Brooklyn, New York who focuses on generational politics. Malcolm is the managing editor at The New Inquiry. He's also a contributing editor at Shareable and the editor of the collection Share or Die forthcoming from New Society. IN PRINTBifo Says Relax | TWITTER@BigMeanInternet

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