Where The Money Is

The answer, mistakenly attributed to the bank-robber Willie Sutton on the question: Why do you rob banks?

an imagined dialogue...

The game has changed.

Who robs banks, today?


The trends are obvious: with the automation of all manual processes on an exponential pathway, tomorrow’s bank heists use brain, not brawn. There may be highly lucrative pastimes for hobbyist mathematicians that obviate the need for brandishing the rolling thunder of this genius rap duo’s quite formidable arsenal.

I’m obviously a huge fan of maths literacy. The Old Lags of the infamous Hatton Garden heist were men caught out of time.

Indeed, where is the place for violent armed robbery in a cashless society?

Why risk a life behind bars when you can just disappear into the night?