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Old 01-20-2008, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Heartland Florida
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I was thinking of how Government regulations hurt business, but in some industries support archaic overpriced cost structures. A prime example is the practice of law. Open any phone book and you will find that up to 1/4 of the yellow page volume (A-K) is attorneys and their full-page ads. No other classification is as full. Yet the fees they charge are 10-100 times what they would be if the Government did not regulate their practice. An informal study has shown that they are just about as effective as pro-se litigants. Yet this overpriced, parasitic element persists under Government protection to fleece the public. I am not saying that ALL attorneys are bad, but that the practice of law should be deregulated and the system streamlined to encourage more people to defend themselves.
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Old 01-20-2008, 11:43 AM
 
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I was thinking of how Government regulations hurt business, but in some industries support archaic overpriced cost structures. A prime example is the practice of law. Open any phone book and you will find that up to 1/4 of the yellow page volume (A-K) is attorneys and their full-page ads. No other classification is as full. Yet the fees they charge are 10-100 times what they would be if the Government did not regulate their practice. An informal study has shown that they are just about as effective as pro-se litigants. Yet this overpriced, parasitic element persists under Government protection to fleece the public. I am not saying that ALL attorneys are bad, but that the practice of law should be deregulated and the system streamlined to encourage more people to defend themselves.
Do you mean not licensing them?
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Old 01-20-2008, 12:17 PM
 
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I was thinking of how Government regulations hurt business, but in some industries support archaic overpriced cost structures. A prime example is the practice of law. Open any phone book and you will find that up to 1/4 of the yellow page volume (A-K) is attorneys and their full-page ads. No other classification is as full. Yet the fees they charge are 10-100 times what they would be if the Government did not regulate their practice. An informal study has shown that they are just about as effective as pro-se litigants. Yet this overpriced, parasitic element persists under Government protection to fleece the public. I am not saying that ALL attorneys are bad, but that the practice of law should be deregulated and the system streamlined to encourage more people to defend themselves.
I looked in 5 local phone books. Physicians is the largest in our area. Nine pages more in one.
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