In that country, when a minor law or ordinance is violated, the criminal is forced to pay with a service of time. However, the times and type of service vary greatly depending on the station of the criminal. If he is a poor immigrant, he may have to serve a week of hard labor in the sun for the crime of going out of turn at an intersection. For the captain of industry, the penalty for such an infraction would be a few seconds wait in a comfortable room. Nevertheless, the people of that country consider such a system of penalties completely fair, and not corrupt. They point out that the immigrant, too, could be a wealthy merchant, with luck and effort.


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