Interesting take on Sanjuro's Assassination Market

Patrick Chkoreff pc at
Fri Nov 29 08:46:25 PST 2013

Lodewijk andré de la porte wrote, On 11/28/2013 09:37 AM:

> Solving crime is also very much more expensive than causing it.

That doesn't matter.  All that matters is that the benefit of solving
the crime exceeds the cost of solving it.

Forget retribution.  The primary benefit of an investigation is the
insight which enables you to prevent future crimes.  That can be
enormously valuable in terms of life and property.

> And the advantage to solving another person's problem is smaller than
> solving your own.

The advantage is the same when your problems are the same, which is
often the case.

-- Patrick

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