"And I applaud, I mean I value, I egg you on in, your study of the American life that surrounds you. Let yourself go in it & at it—it’s an untouched field, really: the folk who try, over there, don’t come within miles of any civilized, however superficially, any “evolved” life.
Police cautions get a bad rap in Britain. Many people, egged on by the tabloids, believe these warnings for minor offences allow criminals to walk away scot-free, leaving victims dissatisfied with an apparent lack of justice. Now, the government, keen to look tough ahead of next year's election, wants to try scrapping them http://econ.st/145shvl
The Mortgage Fraud Fraud
By JOE NOCERA
The banks get off scot-free, while the small fry go to prison. That's how this Justice Department gets tough on mortgage fraud. It's shameful.
The investment banks that helped Enron managers conceal from the markets and the investing public that the company was essentially a huge fraud, could get off scot-free, Ben Stein writes in The New York Times.
Law and lawlessness in America
|The clearing of various Occupy Wall Street camps around the US reveals a double standard, writes James Galbraith. Legal protesters are hit with the full force of the law, while criminal bankers remain scot-free.|
- Without having to pay: got away from the restaurant scot-free.
- Without incurring any penalty or punishment: came away from the incident scot-free.
- [名][U]《英国史》支払い, 割り前, 負担額 pay scot and lot割当税を払う（▼これで投票権を得た）.
- [名]1 スコットランド人. ⇒SCOTCH[形]2 スコット族（の一人）：6世紀ごろ英国に渡って来たゲール人の一種族.［もとは後ラテン語Scott（アイルランド人）］
- [形]((略式))害を受けない, 無傷の, 罰を免れた go ［get off, get away, escape］ scot-free無罪放免になる.: completely free from obligation, harm, or penalty
Money assessed or paid.
[Middle English, tax, partly from Old Norse skot and partly from Old French escot, of Germanic origin.]