I apologize if my remarks appeared to be politically
partisan. My point
was meant to be about how disparate is
the prosecution of real fraud versus the
fraud conjured to intimidate Aaron.
More recently there
was the current administration's slap-
on-a-wrist HSBC settlement for years of drug money
laundering. No one will do any jail time, and fines will be
considered as a
cost of business.
I think it's really a conceptual problem rather than a
political one. Doing things with computers with no monetary
motivate is seen
as orders of magnitude more reprehensible
than better understood "white collar"
crime, even when a
little thought would surely convince an unbiased party that
the latter crimes entailed loss of life.
Prosecutors, as I believe has been
mentioned, enjoy explicit
immunity under US law for their actions, even if laws
broken. To my mind this increases the burden of fairness
and restraint on
Recursion is the opprobrium of the mathists.
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