February 16, 2005

A beautiful example of the Law of Unintended Consequences, from the Washington Monthly, on the issue of "tort reform":
The news coverage may be creating some unexpected consequences: Some academic researchers suspect that all the hype about the litigation crisis might actually be making Americans more litigious by giving them the erroneous impression that compensation is available through the courts for most injuries. As McCann says, "Tort reformers may have produced more frivolous claims while making legitimate claims harder to bring."

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