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March 11, 2010
Four Ways to Fix a Broken Legal System: 2010 TED Video of Philip Howard's Presentation
Philip Howard, the founder of Common Good and author of Life Without Lawyers: Liberating Americans from Too Much Law (2009) offered his two-cents at TED this year. [JH]
What a crock of crap. Lawyer Howard ignores that the explosion in both the density and pervasiveness of law is driven 99% by corporate entities seeking to use law to their advantage, either in disputes with other corporations or to oppress real people. Funny how his stories are never about how BMI and ASCAP tour the country finding small mom and pop restaurants to sue over playing a little dinner music without paying the cut to the licensers. He never talks about how the law is endlessly ductile for credit card companies who bought themselves an entire bankruptcy reform bill, even as corporate bankruptcy was turned into a cookie-cutter operation.
Funny how a rich white guy didn't discover that there was a problem with the law until the lower classes started using it to defend themselves a little against people like him.
Posted by: George Anonymuncule Seldes | Mar 13, 2010 5:34:54 PM
This is excellent. As I said in my book, Overcoming the Devastation of Legal Abuse Syndrome, Trust is a social staple. When trust is violate to the extent it is today, the culture will fail unless corrected. This insightful presentation offers a guide.
Posted by: Dr. Karin Huffer | Mar 12, 2010 8:33:26 AM