By Scott Sumner
I’m no expert on extortion, so I’d be interested in what other people think of the following proposed law:
Any person found guilty of paying ransom in order to protect corporate assets shall serve a sentence of not less than 20 years in a federal prison.
The proximate goal would be to stop US corporations from paying ransom. The ultimate goal would be to reduce attempts to extort ransom.
Would such a law make sense?