Kill the Hackers

Steven E. Landsburg makes a plausible econometric argument for executing the people who write computer worms, viruses, or Trojans, noting that it’s more advantageous than executing murderers.

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James Joyner
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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.


  1. SS says:

    where’s the link?

  2. James Joyner says:

    What, I have to do everything around here? Sheesh.

  3. Can we execute the spammers too?