New York City has now passed a bill that would raise the fine for anyone caught stealing rubbish from $100 to $2,000.
The city noticed the amount of paper and cardboard that was being recycled had dropped over the past year by as much as 25% in some parts of the city. And the culprits ? "Thieves" are taking other people's rubbish in an effort to make money.
City councilman Michael McMahon, chairman of the council's sanitation committee, says that material left out on the kerb is the property of the city of New York.
"It's not just some silly rubbish - the junk has value, and paper in particular pays for the collection of the glass and plastics ." he says.
John Dardy, commissioner for New York's department of sanitation, denies the city is being greedy.
"Where are the leaders and what are their demands?" will be the question puzzled professional politicians and media pundits...
A myth pervades that 1917 was a 'socialist' revolution rather it was the continuation of the capitalist one. What justification...
Socialism is the name given to that form of society in which there is no such thing as a propertyless class , but in which the whole ...