Does Our Legal System Erode Personal Responsibility?

Stuart Cordell (my lifelong friend, Leadership Gift advocate, and fine Ohio attorney) pointed me to this excellent video about how the legal system hamstrings us from living our lives, doing our jobs, or serving each other for fear of frivolous lawsuits. Much more than a rant, in this talk I learned a great deal about how the legal system could be reformed. I believe it is well worth 18.5 minutes (as are most of the TED talks).

From the TED site

About this talk

The land of the free has become a legal minefield, says Philip K. Howard — especially for teachers and doctors, whose work has been paralyzed by fear of suits. What’s the answer? A lawyer himself, Howard has four propositions for simplifying US law.

About Philip K. Howard

Philip Howard is the founder of Common Good, a drive to overhaul the US legal system. His new book is Life Without Lawyers.

Posted in Leadership on 04/01/2010 12:19 pm
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