Tuesday, February 28, 2012

the Willie Sutton effect

Willie Sutton
Bank robber extraordinaire, Willie Sutton, the man who stole an estimated $2 million in his forty-year criminal career, was once said to have said that he robbed banks "because that's where the money is." He never said it, but, even as a dead man, I'll bet he wishes he had. Coincidentally, he was perhaps the first man -- before former U.S. President Bill Clinton -- who was known as "Slick Willie."

It makes sense, if you want to steal money, to go where the money is.

But if it's riches you're after, the bathroom mirror is a better venue.

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