The war on poverty is worse. 22 trillion and it has not reduced poverty by one point.Let me help you out.Well, just get rid of crime, then....or, get rid of courts and prisons. Shoot, WTH are you even talking about?
Other Industrial Democracies only lock up the truly dangerous people. They don't let everyone have a gun, they have fair living wages, they have socialized medicine and extensive welfare states. Prostitution is legal and they treat drugs addiction as a medical problem and not a criminal one.
Our country, we pretty much criminalize all sorts of behavior... we have a whole Prison-Industrial Complex, which employs 700,000 police officers, 400,000 correctional officers, 92,000 parole officers, and so on. It's big business... the taxpayers spending a lot of money to keep a boot on the neck of the poor.
Maybe it's time to try something different.
That is a hard figure.