Why Relying on People’s Vices Backfires | Ian Welsh:
"As for incentives, they work, but they get only the behaviour they reward, and that usually leads to very perverse outcomes. If surgeons are paid more for certain types of surgery; or for surgery rather than non-surgery, then cut they will, whether it is needed or not."
I'd add that allowing the police to take items associated with crime will cause police to find, or create, more crime just to pad their pocket book.
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