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Archive for October 27th, 2009

Theological analysis – in a tattoo

Posted by Dave Bath on 2009-10-27

Why didn’t I think of that?

Over the fold is a tattoo (via facebook) that shows a smart person has thought a moment about the "Risen Jesus", and made the obvious conclusion.

If you are an easily-offended narrow-minded humorless Xtian… go no further.

But for the rest of you, giggles coming up…(and if you have no graphics, the alt text does the trick just as well)

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Posted in Humor, Theology and Religion | 5 Comments »

Homelessness and efficient breach

Posted by Dave Bath on 2009-10-27

There is a pernicious bit of contract law theory called "efficient breach", beloved of unscrupulous capitalists, "the view that a party should be allowed to breach a contract and pay damages, if doing so would be more economically efficient than performing under the contract".

But would they want long-term homeless folk reading Posner, breaching not a contract to supply widgets, but the social contract?

Consider, by breaching the social contract, beating well-heeled older capitalists to death, (adult kids, hefty life insurance, it’s a minimal impact murder if such a thing exists), and then immediately surrendering to police, the punishment is a long term guarantee of food, shelter, clothing, medical care, and even TV and other recreation facilities.

That’s certainly "economically efficient" for a homeless person!

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