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Which is why I never argue a pure libertarianism (1)

smitty_one_each (243267) | about 8 months ago | (#45597143)

The conservative approach grasps that there is a Pareto Optimal amount of regulation maximizing the number of sellers, the stability of the market, and the liberty of the buyers.
Slavery is socialism, when that market has been destroyed, or over-regulated to the point of mission-kill.
Under-regulation is anarchy, again, a purely libertarian view.

Prisons for Profit (1)

rk (6314) | about 8 months ago | (#45597967)

The rates charged to buy things and communicate with inmates are insane. My brother-in-law has been in prison for a long time. I'm fine with him serving time (he shot 2 people), but he's been in for over 20 years and had his last parole denied despite having been well-behaved for quite some time and even one of the guys whom he shot and put in a wheelchair going to the parole board and saying he's served enough time.

The problem is, I think, his mom takes good care of him and buys a lot of stuff through the (very expensive) commissary, and talks to him a lot with that dollar a minute phone thing they've got going. I think he's too profitable to parole. I have no evidence of this, but when you've got one of the victims you put in a freaking wheelchair going to the parole board saying you've served enough time and you're STILL getting your parole denied, something is going on that we can't see.

Re:Prisons for Profit (1)

Marxist Hacker 42 (638312) | about 8 months ago | (#45611749)

Who owns the prison? Most of them have been privatized now.

Re:Prisons for Profit (1)

Zontar The Mindless (9002) | about 8 months ago | (#45615745)

It's like something out of a Dickens novel.

(Not one of the nicer bits.)

Amerika (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#45617205)

Home of corruption

Re:Amerika (1)

Jeremiah Cornelius (137) | about 7 months ago | (#45620607)

FIFY : AmeriKKKa.

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