Return on weaponry datapoint of the day
For really impressive stock-market returns, go to Haradheere, Somalia:
Piracy investor Sahra Ibrahim, a 22-year-old divorcee, was lined up with others waiting for her cut of a ransom pay-out after one of the gangs freed a Spanish tuna fishing vessel.
“I am waiting for my share after I contributed a rocket-propelled grenade for the operation,” she said, adding that she got the weapon from her ex-husband in alimony.
“I am really happy and lucky. I have made $75,000 in only 38 days since I joined the ‘company’.”
The problem is, what happens to the pirate stock market if share prices fall and there’s a Pakistan-style riot? The Pakistanis had stones and plant holders which they threw at the exchange; the Somalis I think can trump that very easily.