Obviously sanctions levied by a private association differ from those imposed internationally. The point is that sanctions, public or private , punish the wrong people. In the case of Penn State, the sanctions do nothing to punish the person who committed the crime (the rule of law took care of that). All sanctions have unintended consequences that are not readily apparent when they are drawn up. Most of the time, people that had nothing to do with issue or problems that sanctions are attempting to fix end up bearing the most significant portion of the punishment. For example, why are the student athletes at Penn State being punished for a crime that occurred when they were 8 years old?
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