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Wednesday, January 26, 2005
Since a fair number of my readers are young lawyers and doctors, here's an interesting article on tort reform, which takes to task people who claim economic growth would be improved by a reduction in lawsuits. The author, Lawrence Mishel of the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), says not a single study has been presented correllating tort reform with increased productivity, corporate cost savings, or job creation.
I know the argument about medical malpractice suits limiting doctors' ability to appropriately use their judgment is a different one, not addressed in this article.