Re: Is the death penalty Extropian?

Paul Hughes (
Mon, 30 Nov 1998 21:28:02 -0800

Zenarchy wrote:

> From: Paul Hughes <>
> >Perhaps that is why, when I see rhetoric on this list discussing mechanisms
> moving in
> >the same direction (no matter how well intended), I see China as the end
> result.
> >There is a reason we have the Bill of Rights, because humans are fallible,
> and large
> >numbers of them without checks and balances can be downright dangerous.
> The US already incarcerates more people (per captita) than does China.
> Another case of the pot calling the kettle black? --J. R.

Ha! Perhaps. :-) Although in reality this is due to the fact that we have more economic prosperity to *spend* in housing our criminals. Where as, the Chinese government *makes* money by killing them off.