February 13, 2007 9:07AM

‘Symbolic Immolations’

Stuart Taylor: “The spectacle of former CEOs Bernard Ebbers and Jeffrey Skilling getting sent to prison for 25 and 24 years, respectively, reminded me a bit of Roman emperors throwing criminals to the lions and bears to gratify circus crowds.” 


Good piece — because he not only hits the white‐​collar, but the blue‐​collar sentences as well. For related Cato work, go here, here, and here. I invited Taylor to moderate a panel discussion on the disastrous drug war here at Cato a few years ago.