El Coyote Gordo (supergee) wrote,
El Coyote Gordo
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A problem with victimless crime

The conservatives used to tell us that whatever victimless crimes we were not sufficiently opposed to were Bad Things because Organized Crime would use the profits to subsidize Worse Things. There were problems with that, such as the assumption that the worse things were not self-supporting and disagreements as to which were the worse things. (One libertarian said that if he wanted to subsidize prostitution, he would hire a prostitute.) But the conservatives were not entirely mistaken. Here's a gambling kingpin who wants to use his ill-gotten gains to get us into another disastrous Middle Eastern war.
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