Secondly, a company would only pay for the insurance for dependents of a worker until the dependent reaches the age of 18
But this still leaves many people uncovered especially in the 18-35 year old range where despite, entering the workforce, have yet to establish a firm footing in it. For example say I get a full time job at 18 years old and work for one year, but then quit to go to school. Now this company has to give me health insurance for the rest of my life? Jeez that hurts, and especially companies that have a high turnover rate due to low wages or low prestige eg McDonalds. In actuality I think you’d see skyrocketing wages to deter job switching, and in turn this causes massive inflation. More important in those industries where jobs are currently being outsourced you would see this trend increase dramatically as the cost of lifetime health insurance far outweighs the benefits of keeping those jobs here.
The government has to pay to keep someone in jail. Cost for a 2 bullets and a blank, a black hanky, and a last meal (supposing you can just use standard police force rifles) = $30. As apposed to 6 dollars per day times 20 years. That comes out to 43,800. Also, I estimated it on the low side. It is probably any where from 50,000-70,000. Just think of all the money saved!
This is highly debatable considering the enormous costs of court proceeding costs which becomes inevitable with capital punishment. In fact most pseudo-intellectual arguments for capital punishment focus on the morality as it is pretty much granted it isn’t cost effective. Anyway now you are trying to argue utility as a means to justify a pro-life/pro capital punishment stand, yet previously you claimed it was okay as there was nothing ‘wrong’ with it which is a moral justification.
Furhter, if cost efficiency is going to be the model for which we base our justice system upon why not reduce the harsh drug laws which punish users as harsh as dealers. You’d figure it would be cheaper to not incarcerate mere addicts. Also, if cost is again the main criteria why not go after corporate malfeasence more than drugs because it costs gov’t more in dollars and cents than drugs do.
How about a good moral argument against capital punishment though, and here goes. Why is it not considered that it is wrong to kill a convict because utimately it is difficult to determine guilt or innocence and capital punishment is irreversable. In fact in recent years there has been an alarming number of inmates found to be innocent through DNA evidence. If it is wrong to kill a baby that has done nothing wrong via abortion then what about killing a person who was convicted of a crime he didn’t commit. I’d say you have to give him his full due process in order to prevent this, and because of that it is best to not kill him.