Re: law enforcement for profit

From: Matt Gingell (
Date: Sun May 21 2000 - 19:14:47 MDT

This sort of thing works best, I think, when you can align the
interests of the policing agency and the policed.

A bit silly, but just a thought: What about having insurance companies
invent and enforce traffic rules - everyone is required to carry some
policy, but you choose which and are only bound by your providers
regulations. There's a competitive pressure then on insurers to issue
as few tickets as possible, so as to attract customers, but also to
maximize safety and avoid paying out. That's the trade off we're trying
to make, and If anyone's in a position to figure out what's
legitimately dangerous driving and what's not, it's people selling


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