potterydove: 6 year SoL for most crimes in MI, and I think 6 years is the max SoL for most civil actions.
worlddan: Hector Remarkable: The $1,200, while it includes some interest, falls short of making up for the loss in the dollar's purchasing power over the intervening years. The stolen $800 would be worth about $1,800 today, based on changes in the consumer price index.'Cause, yeah, you have to buy back your virtue at the going rate. That's the way the cosmic karma works alright - consumer price index.That is one of the funniest comments I have read on Fark in ages./I bow to you sir.
AverageAmericanGuy: Choppy Choppy!
Puffy McBooze: AverageAmericanGuy: StoPPeRmobile: AverageAmericanGuy: doglover: AverageAmericanGuy: Invested in a conservative S&P index fund since June 1983 until today would have garnered the business owner $6,657.So paying back $1,200 may make the thief feel good, but he's still a far cry from making things right.False. He stole $800. If he returned $800, it is enough.Justice is blind.If he has his hand chopped off, it is enough.$800 could have been the difference between business success and failure for that small business owner. The damage incurred is compounded by time.Maybe the struggle inspired him to succeed when he though all was lost and became a great success.If you're saying that we don't know how that 800 dollars would have changed the life of the business owner, you're right.So let's call it even and cut the thief's hand off.Well of course, that is the most productive course of action...or maybe...just maybe...this is an act of contrition. Perhaps should be lauded, and maybe even shows that there is hope yet left for humanity? I leave it to you to decide for yourself AverageAmericanGuy
AverageAmericanGuy: The damage incurred is compounded by time.
AverageAmericanGuy: Invested in a conservative S&P index fund since June 1983 until today would have garnered the business owner $6,657.So paying back $1,200 may make the thief feel good, but he's still a far cry from making things right.
jaylectricity: So I should just steal money from people right now, invest it wisely, then give them their money back later with "interest" and keep whatever is left over? Seems like a weird society we have going on here.
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