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  •  Seems to me that sanctions are inevitably going (2+ / 0-)
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    JeffW, Sarenth

    to be regressive, that is, hurting the poor much more than the wealthy, and thus do much more physical than political harm. We see in our own country that political policies that are blatantly regressive in this manner get all sorts of traction, even from the ill-informed people who would be hurt by such policies, so it really calls into question how much "good" sanctions can possibly produce. I suspect an even-handed calculus would determine that the answer is "more bad than good".

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