Accoring to a recent AP story, the District of Columbia is planning to pay released felons who agree to behavioral therapy up to $9,000 a year not to commit crimes.
Good idea. We could solve all our social problems this way. Schoolyard bullies could be paid not to beat up smaller children. Fast food workers could be paid not to sneeze on customers. High school boys could be paid not to impregnate high school girls. College students could be paid not to cut classes -- better yet, faculty could be. Sociopaths could be paid not to run for public office. Iran and North Korea could be paid not to make nuclear weapons.
I mean Iran and North Korea could be paid again not to make nuclear weapons. History is so interesting.