How about making the liar subject to the sentence for the crime he/she was lying about? If you're lying about drug possession then subject the lies to those sentences, if you're lying about murder then lies become subject to that sentencing regime.
Your Honour, the defendant is accused of attempting to evade a speeding fine by driving slower than the posted speed limit. Defendant how do you plead. Not guilty your honour. OK, you've admitted you were speeding. You are fined $100. Next case please
Isn't part of the problem that as jobs are displaced along a curve that is dependent on technology improvements the new jobs are effectively sifted through a skill filter. The low-paid, low-skill jobs are retired through technology improvements and the new jobs that are available require a richer skill-set.
This is fine for those that able to adapt/learn but not so good for those who are educationally challenged and may not be able to adapt to the higher/different skills easily or quickly.
When change is rapid and/or hits large portions of the existing job market at the same time this becomes a social/political problem which may well require a throttling back of the rate of change just so that people can keep up with the impacts of the changes.
for the USA to lose all competitive advantage in the world markets.
Much as the current administration would like to think that USA law = world law, it currently doesn't and this is a sure-fire way to ensure it remains that way. It would be just too good an advantage for other countries to give up.
As an author you are supposed to have a 'better-than-average' command of written language. As you obviously didn't understand, or perhaps bother to read, the sites FAQ's I am lead to the conclusion that your grasp of written language is well below average. This doesn't make me want to read anything you have written.
I think it boils down to how fine a line you draw between inspiration and copying. I think we'd all agree that if someone printed a copy of the Harry Potter books but with a different author named on the cover it would be considered plagiarism. How much do these pair of songs differ and how much difference does there have to be to change it from plagiarism to derivation?