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Edge of Chaos is a political podcast starring Joe Ryan and Neurotoxin. Its aim is to have a free-flowing discussion of news and current events that also examines the empirical outcomes of public policy, avoiding biases based on ideology and policy intentions. Listener discretion is both advised and encouraged.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Due Process, NOT New Legislation

http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/05/opinion/yarnold-bp/index.html?hpt=hp_bn7

What BP did was already illegal and we need to apply the laws to them AND the bureaucrats who turned a blind eye like we would to any other criminal - THAT'LL teach others to abide by industry safety standards. Restricting our economy and civil liberties with more laws that these giants can neglect will do nothing. "We're too big to prosecute" is the kind of thinking that led Soviet bureaucrats to allow and then try to cover up Chernobyl. BELIEVE ME the USSR had harsher negligence laws than we do, but they didn't apply to the powerful people that mostly broke them.

-Toxin

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