Protestors criticised for looting business without forming Private Equity firm first

I loved this headline from the American satirical website “The Onion”

It concerns the rather unsurprising discontent in Minneapolis following what looks to be a police arrest using deathly force. Interestingly it seems that fires in the disorder were contained rather than extinguished by the fire brigade – seemingly as further protest.

But the short, clever, article, which I would recommend, draws attention to the fact that there are effectively two ways of destroying assets and one of them is entirely legal.

I understand that people are angry, but they shouldn’t just endanger businesses without even a thought to enriching themselves through leveraged buyouts…