Mugging is not as profitable as it used to be. Come to think of it, you don't even hear the word "mugging" much anymore. There are more people with a financial sob story than there are people with money. Even if this fellow had a positive net worth, he probably wouldn't have any cash in his pockets. Credit cards and phones are more traceable than they've ever been. The upshot is that we're all in this together, or at least the vast majority. He probably should give the guy a hug. This is the latest from Zach Weinersmith at Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal.