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Should We Just Throw All Unfaithful Debtors in Prison?

Up until the early 1800’s, if you were found guilty of not making good on a debt, you could be thrown into debtor’s prison. Even signer’s of the Declaration of Independence (James Wilson and Robert Morris) were incarcerated for their indebtedness. Today, the practice of throwing people into prison is largely unheard of. However, some …

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