7. Are people rioting because the standard of living gotten has plummeted? The recession has pushed living standards in Britain to below the 2005 general election level. http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2009/dec/31/economic-growth-recession-uk
8. Are people more than just a little bit angry when they are informed that the U.K. faces the sharpest spending cuts since WWII while cutting over half a million jobs? http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39754325/ns/world_news-europe/t/uk-faces-sharpest-spending-cuts-wwii/#.TkbxUYJvCZY
9. Are the people angry because many colleges and universities are being forced to close due to British spending cuts while at the same time London is spending millions on foreign wars?
10. Are the lower classes angry because the budget for new social housing would be cut by 60% over four years?
These are just a few reasons why people in the U.K. might be more than just a little bit angry. I sincerely doubt that people in London, Manchester and other cities in Britain have all decided to become "criminals".
The riots on the other side of the pond should be a wake-up call to the United States. Of the 10 reasons I remarked on, most of them apply equally to the United States. I can already picture Barack Obama and other politicians blaming future riots on our streets as being perpetrated by "criminals". Our politicians will probably use the term "economic terrorists".