Sunday, April 23, 2006

Economic Crimes: The Hot Trend

Libertarian Party of Indiana State Chairman Mark Rutherford has posted a very astute commentary on his blog about the growing popularity of “economic crimes” – a category of crime that was very prominent in the Soviet Union. He writes:

In my opinion, it's partly driven by our declining violent crime rate and our increasing need for prosecutors and district attorneys to politically improve themselves by going after "business".

The message is clear out there now - start a business with the real risk of being prosecuted as a criminal some day. Start a business and you are now a government tax collector, immigration law enforcer and social worker implementing the latest government social benefit craze. Once you're done with this, then you can do what you thought business was all about - serving your customer. But only after you finish your jail term.

Read the full post here.


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