The Shame Game

Some ethnic Chinese markets in New York City have an unusual, but apparently very effective, way of dealing with shoplifters, according to a recent front-page New York Times story. Basically, they threaten to shame the perpetrators by posting their pictures on the premises for all to see unless they pony up some cash — which usually far exceeds the value of whatever they were trying to steal.

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