The thing that's puzzling me the most is that nobody seems to be investigating or prosecuting something that on the face of it seems to be very illegal. There's a lot of political posturing but not a lot of criminal investigation when are we going to see some indictments?
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.