Originally Posted by two4theroad
For the embezzlers who seem to think money is the be all and end all of life, why not be sure they have to spend every penny they earn over and above food and rent for the rest of their life supporting a fund to repay the people they wronged.
Scoundrels like that, which have already demonstrated their propensity to be lazy and take from others, will then just not work, earning no money over food and rent if that. More likely they will then go on the public dole, and we will end up paying for their care, while they are free to commit other "off the books" schemes denying the very thing that you propose.
Like training early children, when they act irresponsibly, you deny them freedoms (access to TV, their favorite toy, etc.) to show them they must suffer for their actions. Similarly, these non-violent criminals that deprive other humans of their livelihood, will only receive a message, when faced with a punishment for which they cannot ignore. Desires to the contrary, notwithstanding.