Thursday, January 17, 2008

The law industry

One of the areas that America is way over the top in is its law industry.

For Christmas, my mom gave Heather a subscription to Readers Digest. Fully 16 pages of the 222 were small print - warnings required by the law industry's efforts to make your life better. (Or more likely - to make their lives better. John Grisham has a lot to say about this.)

1 comment:

Paul Morriss said...

One of the things that amuses me when I go to the US is the way that adverts for medicine has to tell you the side effects.

So somehow after the guy has extolled the virtues of the headache pill he has to say in an apologetic voice "some people may lose their left leg, or find that their hair has turned green when using our pills".