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kjr63:

Interest is still a payment for services rendered, Specifically, it is a payment for the service of not sending goons with guns to kick you out of your home.

You mean mafia protection against the government?

More likely enforcers of the eviction order.

kjr63:


(That's also the service taxes are paid for.)

And this second payment is for government protection against the mafia?

In the larger order of things yes, but I think Jake is referring to the uniformed goons with guns and badges that the government employs to take people away when they do not pay their taxes.

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by A swedish kind of death on Wed Jun 8th, 2011 at 10:22:51 AM EST
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