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Baltimore riots are bad for business

Baltimore riots are bad for business

The law of gravity is unyielding and acts instantly; if a child jumps out a fifth story window, in seconds, the child would be history upon hitting the hard ground below. The "laws" governing economics and investment are equally brutal and unyielding. However, unlike the law of gravity, they work slowly but surely over time. A simplified version of the laws of economics and investment would say: Investment and businesses go where there is business growth as well as protection for the investment. Naturally, a riot that destroys local businesses sends a loud and clear message: "Your investment and businesses are not protected here."

Riots cause self-inflicted...