Finally, It’s No Fun

The Kakistocracy

The life of an illegal squatter really shouldn’t be calypso dancing and daiquiris. It shouldn’t be light and carefree at all. Intruding into someone else’s home against their laws while availing yourself of their expensive social amenities and berating them all the while should incur significant jeopardy. It should involve persistent trepidation. Otherwise those laws, and the will of the nation who wrote them, are of no consequence whatsoever.

Choosing whether to comply with the legal framework or ignore it has always presented a cost/benefit profile. Those who choose noncompliance enjoy the benefit of a more lavish lifestyle than they could otherwise obtain in exchange for the risks of legal sanction and a certain measure of living in the shadows. In contrast, people who abide by the law suffer the opportunity costs of legality in order to expressly avoid shadow living. Without such lifestyle penalties, the incentive for lawful behavior…

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Author: Alfred E. Neuman

71 year old geek, ultra-conservative patriot.