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    I'm wondering what I'm thinking.

    Oh yes - have you noticed the rise in nostalgia groups on Facebook? I've joined one about the nightclub I used to go to - it was an alternative one - and one about living in Wakefield where i'm from.

    Disappointingly, the one concerned with Wakefield has people saying many of the things the local group is saying. Perhaps I should post this as a thread. Hmm. that must be what I'm thinking.

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    Maybe I should have kept that comment to myself.

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    I'm trying to find a fault with Frederic here.

    "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." - Frédéric Bastiat



    Can this be true ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by prendrelemick View Post
    I'm trying to find a fault with Frederic here.

    "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." - Frédéric Bastiat



    Can this be true ?

    The deterioration in public behaviour had been caused by a naïve belief in the post-war political consensus that, because what had happened in Germany was wrong, the right way to govern a country was to renounce punitive sentencing and rely on the theory of rehabilitation to uphold the rule of law. The significance of this miscalculation was not lost on either the criminal fraternity or the legal profession, for the obvious consequence of such a policy was that criminality would flourish to the benefit of both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emil Miller View Post
    The significance of this miscalculation was not lost on either the criminal fraternity or the legal profession, for the obvious consequence of such a policy was that criminality would flourish to the benefit of both.


    Criminal Fraternity? Frederic reckons that's Everyman - given the chance. And those in charge have the best chance to plunder the rest .
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    Quote Originally Posted by prendrelemick View Post
    Criminal Fraternity? Frederic reckons that's Everyman - given the chance. And those in charge have the best chance to plunder the rest .
    I don't believe that everyone lives with criminal intent but there are those who increasingly do due to the absence of punitive sentencing: a situation brought about by the lawmakers i.e. government and lawyers, whereby it follows that the more lawbreakers who are brought before the courts, the greater the fees accruing to solicitors and barristers as well as increased salaries to the judiciary who are paid from the public purse. The introduction of legal aid was a goldmine to the legal profession until even that old legal eagle Tony Blair was forced to peg the annual sum at £2 billion pounds and it has been further reduced this year; since when, there has been a great gnashing of teeth and a wailing about justice being restrained. The last thing that lawyers are interested in is justice, because it would effectively reduce their financial well-being.
    "L'art de la statistique est de tirer des conclusions erronèes a partir de chiffres exacts." Napoléon Bonaparte.

    "Je crois que beaucoup de gens sont dans cet état d’esprit: au fond, ils ne sentent pas concernés par l’Histoire. Mais pourtant, de temps à autre, l’Histoire pose sa main sur eux." Michel Houellebecq.

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