Re: Justice and Punishment

Alejandro Dubrovsky (
Mon, 6 Apr 1998 14:02:19 +1000 (GMT+1000)

On Fri, 3 Apr 1998, Dan Fabulich wrote:

> At 04:32 AM 4/4/98 +1000, you wrote:
> >
> >They are both likely to be false due the same reason: you prefer the other
> >PPA because you are going to pay less than you do now,
> Not at all! In this particular case, I prefer the other PPA because it
> isn't TYRANNICAL, remember? I think it's safe to presume that I'm prepared
> to pay at least as much as I'd pay a tyrannical PPA in exchange for my
> freedom.

your current PPA is only being tyrannical in the fact that it makes you
pay an amount that you don't want to pay, so you are going to switch to
another system which makes you pay more!?
> >which means that
> >the potential profit for that other PPA is lower than the current profit
> >of your current PPA,
> Once I have made the decision to switch PPAs, my current PPA gets no profit.

You don't have that decision. To make it more explicit, the PPA i'm
talking about acts in a simmilar way to governments, they tax you. you
have no option
> >which means that your current PPA will spend more
> >money keeping you than the other PPA will in trying to "free" you.
> If I'm prepared to spend more money for a more liberal PPA, this whole
> argument goes straight out the window.

since liberal in this case is how much you have to pay them, then you
can't be prepared to spend more money, it only makes it worse
Alejandro Dubrovsky