Stealing Money or Stealing Life?

Bernie Madoff received his sentence of 150 years. Dr. Helen has a piece wondering why he has received a larger sentence than most murderers. Logically I understand that since there were more instances of crime, there were more years up for penalty. But it does raise some questions. The surface question maybe what is more valuable: money or life? But my question is…What is worse killing 1 or 2 people versus stealing from 100’s? Madoff effected more people’s lives but they still have them. But by effecting so many people’s lives has he made a bigger impact against society? Isn’t that what the judicial system is for, to protect society? I really don’t have the answer. How about you?

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