The Relationship Between Commerce and Crime | Off the Clock Economist Explores

Professor Daniel D’Amico interviews a New Orleans business owner about crime in the city after Hurricane Katrina. They observe that local businesses can play an important role in reducing crime and increasing the safety of communities. Entrepreneurs and businesses create more connections between people, offer support and economic opportunities, and provide what urbanist Jane Jacobs called “eyes on the street.”


  1. Slade Sumners


  2. supersonicsixteen

    Salespeople too.  Of course that’s a biased notion on my part.

  3. Vinay Cardwell

    This shows the opportunity cost of your time to earning a positive income based on your opportunities to earn. “Eyes on the Street” is a very interesting notion.

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