Thursday, June 08, 2006

What Really Matters...

Sometimes you can tell what a society truly values by the penalties it places on certain crimes. Take today's paper, for example:

Stiff Overhaul of Mine Safety Rules Passes Congress

The maximum civil penalty for violations of mine-safety regulations will rise to $220,000, from $60,000.
And then there was this:
Congress Increases Indecency Fines Tenfold

The bill would increase the maximum fines the Federal Communications Commission may levy for indecent content from the current $32,500 to $325,000 per incident.

This: $220,000

This: $325,000

Hat tip to Adam Finkel for pointing out the obvious.