The use of -isms distract us from the basic question: what political and private institutions are better at matching people to capital.
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Compared to Europe, Canada and Australia the honest answer is “yes—but with good reason.”
Our system has become utterly cavalier in its use of the criminal sanction.
The best way to explain why we incarcerate so much is to explore what would happen if we didn’t.
We do imprison too many, and Latzer unduly minimizes the breathtaking severity of America’s criminal justice system.
Debates should continue about root causes, but attacking incarceration is not the right way forward.