Dan Quayle – Right Once More
November 30, 2011 § 7 Comments
The most mocked politician in recent history was Dan Quayle – the first George Bush’s Vice President. He said in 1991: “Let’s ask ourselves: Does America really need 70 percent of the world’s lawyers? Is it healthy for our economy to have 18 million new lawsuits coursing through the system annually? Is it right that people with disputes come up against staggering expense and delay?”
Apparently, the answer is no. We don’t use lawyers nearly as much (although this is a U. S. statistic) and we produce way too many lawyers at far too high a cost.
If the free market actually worked, this over supply of lawyers should significantly reduce legal costs. Will anyone do my will for $40?