Although solitary confinement for extended periods is considered one of the most psychologically damaging forms of punishment — particularly for teenagers — no one knows how many juveniles are held alone in cells in California.
Neither the state nor the federal government requires juvenile halls to report their use of isolation for minors — and no laws prohibit them from locking down youth for 23 hours a day.
There are two sets of laws, one for the non-elites and one for cronies, and two kinds of capitalism: the free-market variety for small businesses that are unprotected by the state and the crony variety for corporations, cartels and state fiefdoms protected by the state.
In plain English: if you cannot make a hamburger with a building, then capital and labor cannot easily be substituted for each other, and the collapse of capitalism that Piketty predicts does not occur.
We don’t feel like it’s fair that the government dictates what day we can ship the onions.