White Collar Crime (you have more money), legal homework

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If two companies commit the exact same offense, should one of them be punished more severely because it is larger and wealthier?

 

Why or why not?

Jan 16th, 2016

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A legal system may be evaluated in a variety of ways by economists, legal scholars, or moral philosophers. Through most of this article, however, I shall assume that it has only one purpose: economic efficiency. I view a legal system as a set of rules designed to affect behavior; a change in legal rules is an improvement if the summed benefits to those affected, measured by their money equivalent, is larger than the summed losses, where the money equivalent of a benefit or loss is the largest sum the affected party would pay to receive the benefit or avoid the loss.

From this perspective, i think that the larger and wealthier company should be punished more severely.

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Jan 16th, 2016

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