After watching David Copperfield last night, I could not help but notice this morning that the Victorian England penal code seems to be alive and well in the United States.
What interest does this type of penalty possibly serve beyond an attempt to ruin the business? And what does this imply regarding the objectivity of our laws?
When the force of government isn’t enough, the judicial system turns toward public shaming. This is but a tiny example of the unique advantage the government has in the powers of persuasion regarding how we think.