Now that we’re all safer as Martha Stewart sits behind bars in federal prison, here’s one last bit on what a rotten example of ego-justice it is. This is a short excerpt from Harry Browne’s Journal, which I’ll quote in its entirety. October 11, 2004 Martha Stewart one last time: I recently received the following email: I have just read your article on the internet regarding Martha Stewart’s guilty verdict. While I do agree that this 5 month sentence may be unfair (it should have been more like a fine and community service), the law does say that insider trading is a crime. Her mistake was in lying about it, and that is wrong too. Haven’t all of us made a mistake and then lied to cover it up only to discover that the lie made things worse? That is what happened to her. We all should remember what our parents told us, which is to fess up to our mistakes and take responsibility for ourselves. I too have made some mistakes worse with a lie, but I alone paid the consequence and learned from those experiences. Just because her offense didn’t harm anyone else does not mean that she…
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