Monday, 3 March 2008

Prisoner's Dilemma?

I don't know about you, but whenever I have more space I always end up filling it. I can only assume that The More Prison Spaces initiative will operate to the same universal law.

Does this mean that we will be incentivising crime to ensure there is efficient space utilisation? After all we don't have visionary politcial leaders anymore now that we have a bunch of elected 'middle managers' who specialise in doing things right rather than doing the right thing.


  1. Grillman and I like the idea of your blog and will be back for more. But just to comment on this post:

    You might want to check out this post by Existential Cowboy about prison conditions in Texas and elsewhere, especially having to do with outsourcing of prison space. Maybe we'll need to revise Boyle's Law (is that the one about a gas expanding to fill the space?)

  2. Hi Grillman, thanks for the comment, I'm glad you reminded me about Boyles Law :) and I'll be over to check out the link too!