What's Wrong With This Picture?
The Unites States has three times as many lawyers per capita than Britain, a nation swarming with lawyers. The United States also has more of its citizens incarcerated than even heavy-handed dictatorships. Laws create law-breakers. More laws create more law-breakers.
Most of us don't have too many nice things to say about lawyers. We believe they are a necessary evil. Well, it may be true they are evil, but necessary? Look at Japan on the chart.
How many politicians are also lawyers? Neither occupation enjoys a good reputation.
Fewer laws, fewer lawyers and fewer politicians. That would be good for the US of A.
"In a state where corruption abounds laws much be numerous." Cornelius Tacitus, historian, 95 AD.