Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Hang Em' High

If only we could punish people in a more utilitarian fashion, that is, in accordance with the social harm their crimes usher in. Under such a scheme the big GOP contributors who blew a $40 billion hole in the economoy with the Enron Ponzi scheme (ruining how many hopes and even lives?) would be up for at least as much punishment as the neighborhood drug distributor, or even a drug-addled wayward like Karla Faye Tucker.

I'd be enthusiasitcally in favor of the death penalty, if it was made applicable to especially heinous white collar crimes, and especially to enriching yourself at the public trough.


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