Whose Obedience? Or Elementary, My Dear Christian

Friday, 11 May 2007

I am frequently amazed when I walk into unattended, understaffed, and poorly run businesses. In such cases I wonder how they stay in business. Often they do not. In today's global capitalism, other things being equal, there is a correlation between performance and prosperity. Employers demand performance from their employees and clients demand performance from the firms they use. Similarly, the magistrate not only requires that I avoid breaking the law but also that I positively obey it, and that requirement carries sanctions. When the authorities capture a criminal we rightly expect justice, not grace. Economics and civil ...

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