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veen  ·  13 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Finland, home of the $103k speeding ticket

I can only see some value in his argument if this policy also meant that overall ticket prices are lower, which would disporportionally favor the less well off.

    Mulligan also points out that because some penalties involve time in custody, in court, or in jail, the system does, to an extent, mete out justice equally. “The value of the time component of a penalty is proportional to the penalized person’s value of time,” he says. In terms of earnings potential, an hour of a CEO’s time is worth a lot more than an hour of a janitor’s.

But I think he's just one of the whining ones. As if a CEO would've earned $102k otherwise...