Rant #1: Weregild
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Subject: Compensation for suffering in Canadian politics and, more specifically, in the Maher Arar case
Slant: Monetary compensation is the wrong method from a moral and economic standpoint
More information: Ottawa reaches $10M settlement with Arar
ETA: My thoughts on compensation have changed over the past few years, so this entry doesn't accurately reflect them, but I've decided to leave it up for posterity.