On sulfuric acid, designer gowns, Harry Belafonte and crime

H₂SO₄

H₂SO₄

Brother Greenfield skewers the glitterati in a post dripping with sulfuric acid entitled, Can Tina Brown Make Reform Sexy?* You should read it. If nothing else, take a look at the comments from those who are so offended. As they say, the truth hurts.

I am wondering about a question that Scott’s article very indirectly raises. If crime is highly correlated with poverty, and I believe that it is, can’t one make a compelling argument that imprisoning the poor for long periods of time when they commit crimes is far cheaper than truly trying to eradicate poverty? If that is so, maybe we need more, rather than fewer, prisons. Just a thought. 

RGK

*I am slightly angry with Scott. ‘Cause of him, I can’t get these damn lyrics out of my head:

Day-o, day-o

Daylight come and me wan’ go home
Day, me say day, me say day, me say day
Me say day, me say day-o
Daylight come and me wan’ go home

Work all night on a drink of rum
Daylight come and me wan’ go home
Stack banana till de morning come
Daylight come and me wan’ go home

Come, Mister tally man, tally me banana
Daylight come and me wan’ go home
Come, Mister tally man, tally me banana
Daylight come and me wan’ go home

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