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Speeding Ticket By Income November 15, 2006

Posted by jojoe in Politico.
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Do you think it would be fair for the price of a speeding ticket to vary by income? The argument “for” is that the concept behind a speeding ticket is to deter future speeding and it will only make an impression on the rich if the amount is significant. The argument “against” is that the act of speeding is prohibited because it is dangerous, and the danger is the same whether a rich person does it or a poor person does it.  For you philsophers, the “for” argument is essentially utilitarian and the “against” Kantian.

I must say in this case that I think a graduated speeding ticket makes some sense. For practical considerations, you could graduate the fine according to the blue book value of the car. The value of the car being a proxy for a persons “wealth”.

Thoughts?

Colbert’s moving tribute to the departed Repub majority November 9, 2006

Posted by jojoe in Politico.
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Shows how corrupt and narrow minded the Republican revolution was.

Colbert does it again!

Now that we’re back in power November 9, 2006

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The Democrats secret agenda.