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March 8, 2010

"Companies 'Named And Shamed' For Bad Behavior"

The title of this post is the headline of this effective NPR piece discussing shaming sanctions in a distinct setting.  Here is how the piece starts:

Newspapers are full of apologies these days, from Toyota to Tiger Woods. But papers in the Boston area are also running a growing number of "mea culpas" that are ordered by the courts. Increasingly, companies that plead guilty to crimes that harm the community — polluting, for example — are being required to publish an apology as part of their punishment.

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I heard this on npr this weekend. You were on it. *clap clap*

Posted by: . | Mar 8, 2010 7:55:28 PM

How about these vile judges publishing apologies when the criminals they loose devastate the community? How about these vile incompetents, these little Caesars, these petty tyrants, these arrogant horrible people apologizing for falsely convicting innocent people? When do we get to see that in the paper or on NPR, the network of the Communist party?

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Mar 8, 2010 8:05:53 PM

A little Maoist self-criticism, maybe?

Posted by: azazel | Mar 8, 2010 8:08:32 PM

Prof. Markel reviews the stupidity of such punishment. Even the Harvard educated genius knows this is wrong.


Mao learned this technique from Stalin. He invited journalist to self criticize. Those who were stupid enough to do so, he rounded up and shot. Defendants have a moral duty to tell the vile tyrants to shove their alternative Commie punishments.


Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Mar 8, 2010 11:36:37 PM

lol any married man would know this is a setup from the beginning!

NEVER tell the truth when your wife asks how she's looks!

Posted by: rodsmith | Mar 9, 2010 3:08:59 PM

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