What makes restitution work well in Japan is that private individuals and groups are much more responsible for controlling crime.
Bureaucracy and Regulation
Rent controls are a recipe for less housing, and unaffordable rents. At least for most people.
A business owner who cannot understand why a customer is not happy — or even very disappointed — with getting a full refund for a faulty product has failed to grasp some very fundamental economic concepts.
Free MarketsLegal SystemPhilosophy and Methodology
Jesus's instruction to "render unto Caesar" is an example of subtle sedition against the Roman state — and not a command to pay taxes.
Now is the time for the Spanish government to reduce its massive debt. When the next recession hits, it will be too late.