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Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Brief aside from the recount...

Two absolutely amazing articles on the death penalty by Gary Becker and Richard Posner on how the death penalty actually does have a deterrent effect.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Hangman said...

Sure the death penalty has a deterrent effect. No one has come back from the dead to commit a capital crime. That goes for those who never committed a capital crime in the first place.

Whoops! Well you can't make an omlet without breaking an egg nor achieve deterrance without a innocent life or two...or three...or....

2:59 PM

 

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