One thing that I've noticed about the looting over the last couple of days is how stratified it shows consumption patterns in the UK are. I think I've once been into a Footlocker - to buy a pair of football boots - yet the theft and destruction seems to have always picked out sportswear shops. On the other hand, bookshops, where I spend considerably more of my time, seem to have been left untouched. I'd imagine that's not an unusual difference between someone of my class and someone of the class typical of the looters. It'd be strange if it was only consumption patterns and not, say, attitudes towards the legitimacy of other's property rights, which differed like that. Thomas Jones points out here that the borough of London which is all started in, Haringey, is the most unequal, and it's worth noting that Clapham Junction sits between a series of large highrise housing estates off Falcon Road and up St Johns Hill and the Victorian and extremely expensive terraces between Clapham and Wandsworth Commons. As Rousseau put it when pouring vituperation on the hierarchies of eighteenth century Europe and the conspicuous consumption that fuelled them, "subjects having no law but the will of their master, and their master no restraint but his passions, all notions of good and all principles of equity... vanish".