Kresta in the Afternoon – July 23, 2009 – Hour 1

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    First Topic – Kresta Comments

    Second Topic – Life Without Lawyers: Liberating Americans from Too Much Law

    In his latest prescriptive survey of American law abuse and its consequences, Philip Howard shows us one ghastly anecdote after another demonstrating how the justice system hinders freedom and confounds Americans who simply want to do the right thing. Either through litigation or the fear of it, Howard argues, we've ceded our everyday decision-making to the lawyers, resulting in everything from "no running on the playground" signs to a 5-year-old handcuffed at school by police; from diminishing health care quality and spiraling costs to doctors afraid of discussing treatments among themselves over email. We look at how to liberate America from too much law.

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