"The knowledge and prudence of the poor themselves, are absolutely the only means by which any general and permanent improvement in their condition can be effected." - Thomas Malthus
We have quite efficiently forbidden murder and other acts deemed criminal on the grounds that we consider them wrong. One day public consciousness will hopefully developed to the point that we can criminalize any immoral behavior without having to resort to totalitarianism.
Though, when the Norwegian labor party decided to out-conservative the conservative party, I started wondering if we can ever achieve a socialist state democratically.
In this context, it would probably be:
fair; that a person gets either punitively or beneficially, what he deserves based on his actions, intentions, efforts, etc.
equal; there is less difference between social classes in terms of wealth and how they are treated by the law and society in general.
richer; possess more money, or have a better standard of living.
Law becomes arbitrary, not about protecting people, but making people do what is "right".
The interpretation would vary based on city, county, state. Things like getting the most you can back from tax time could be looked at differently by different state judges because the federal returns are often used to calculate state returns, and state politics.
I am sorry, I really shouldn't have used the word "Immoral", but rather "behavior regarded as malicious and harmful to society to the point of being criminal". The point I was trying to get across was; there is no reason to resort to totalitarianism, as law enforcement seems to be functioning perfectly fine.