Yet another weird SF fan
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### $75 Doesn't Sound Like Much Most poor people could afford it … which means it wasn't poverty that led to Tirhas Habtegiris's death. Maybe the government should have spent her money for her or otherwise compelled her to spend the$75. On the other hand, that's the reasoning that got Cylert taken off the market. Maybe the Nanny State knows better than Tirhas Habtegiris and worse than Teresa Nielsen Hayden, but one regulation can lead to another.

On the gripping hand, even if it should be necessary for the government to spend the \$75, that might be small enough to not provide a precedent for much of an expansion.