Mayor Michael Bloomberg is certainly accomplished in the business world, so maybe he knows what he is talking about when he predicts rioting in the streets over the current economy and the nine percent plus unemployment......
People are uneasy, but its a long way to taking to the street in a country slathered in I-phones, mega televisions, and rampant consumerism.
Most people are still too comfy. However in some areas and among some demographics, there will be problems. High teen and minority unemployment will lead to more and more petty thefts as people with no money and time on their hands start to ask, "why do others have, and I don't"?
Shoplifting, burglary, and more drugs are just some of the small pathologies that one will see. To suggest there will be Cairo-style riots overstates the case, but yes there is a downside to current frustrations.
Mayor Bloomberg predicts riots in the streets if economy doesn't create more jobs