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oyster  ·  82 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Finland, home of the $103k speeding ticket

    Casey Mulligan, a professor of economics at the University of Chicago, has valid concerns about them. “An income-based system might appear to ‘help the poor,’ but that's forgetting the victims of those crimes,” he says. He notes that income imbalances between neighborhoods could create disparities in the incidence of reckless driving. “Do we want more speeding past schools in poor neighborhoods than in rich neighborhoods?

I’m trying really hard to understand what this guy thinks he’s saying. Like, does he think if we fine rich people more money poor people will just forget that the fine they could get for speeding will really affect their financial situation ? Is this just another rich guy pretending to care about poor children because he doesn’t want to stop speeding ?