Is the scale of justice tipped in favor of the wealthy?
If a poor person steals a six pack of beer from a convenience store and a Wall Street tycoon uses a Ponzi scheme to bilk investors out of millions of dollars, who gets the stiffest sentence?
Thanks for inspiring me to write a hub about this subject.
The scale of justice is tipped in favor of the wealthy. Think about it, wealthy people often have resources and connections at their disposal which facilitate a lighter sentence, if any. Poor people live stressful and frustrating lives without the benefit of the resources to cope with life's lemons (or avoid them altogether) as wealthy people do.
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