Just a regular reminder that "punishable by fine" means "legal for rich people."
@adoxographer In Sweden there's this thing called "dagsböter". It's one of the punishments you can get in court. It's like a fine but the size of the fine is is set by your income. It's not for small stuff though 😕
@habmala I've heard about that--some rich dude who paid 100+k Euro fine for speeding made international news briefly.
@adoxographer in some jurisdictions, fines depend on the person's income though
@zalandocalrissian Yep, that's in the comments above (that link, even!).
@adoxographer (oh i can't see the rest of the thread for some reason then)
@adoxographer oh, and apparently, they are now debating it in one state of germany https://www.zeit.de/mobilitaet/2019-01/tempoverstoesse-einkommen-boris-pistorius-spd
(article from today, in german, via @alsternerd )
@adoxographer eh, it really depends. Some countries have the fines adjusted to the person's income.
@deshipu yes, that’s been covered a few times above
@adoxographer I don't doubt it has. After all, the regulations didn't appear out of thin air. Someone fought hard to make them so.
@adoxographer unless the fine is set as a percentage of income or wealth. Such as Swiss speeding tickets.
I wanna say that even for percentage of income fines, a rich person can afford 100k easier than most people can afford 100
@yams_gamgee damn straight!
@adoxographer this is literally the reason people drive so fast
For a few years I was impossibly poor, and I had an ancient car with expired plates and registration and no insurance. I drove very carefully then, I assure you!
@adoxographer except where fines are defined proportional to income or wealth!
@adoxographer I just misread that as "punishable by fire".
Fuck... I wish.
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