Re: Capital punishment

Robin Hanson (
Fri, 20 Jun 1997 10:10:15 -0700 (PDT)

I can't think of any other reasonable position on this issue than that
each person should choose whether the face the risk of capital
punishment. Under a private law scenario, choosing this risk will
probably save you on law enforcement costs, since other parties will
know they that for the same level of enforcement effort, they can get
more deterrence from this more extreme threat. It should be up to
each person to decide if this savings is worth the risk.

Robin D. Hanson