For New York's political class, a 2010 version of the 1773 Boston Tea Party might consist not of throwing the overtaxed product into the harbor but, instead, stashing it in a mini-storage, then selling shares of it in an exotic financial instrument with its peddlers pretending it's a solid investment.
Only one question: Would the cargo be moved by the International Longshoremen's Association or a subcontractor hiring lower-paid, undocumented immigrants?
Maybe that's not much of a protest. But it would fit today's market style.
How do you define economics-as-usual?