We’ve certainly taken things from the British. This obviously includes a lot of real estate.
However, a process we need to take as an example from our English brothers is their collective approach to the process of litigation within the court system. In Great Britain, if a person or organization sues another and loses they are responsible for paying all related fees and expenses. Obviously this makes the aggressor think twice before they take action. Following this example would help simplify our own court system by reducing the number of frivolous cases that currently make the judicial system a blunt-edged weapon. Who knows, fairness and reason might even prevail minus avarice and greed – driven by temptation.
A good example for the need to evaluate such a change is the story of the woman (I can’t bring myself to write “lady) in Sacramento, California, that is apparently suing Mcdonalds because her kids make her take them there for kids meals – because of the toys. She wants McDonalds to stop including toys in the kids meals. And, she expects McDonalds to pay her a lot of money because:
a. She is an idiot.
b. She is a moron.
c. She is greedy.
d. She is unemployed.
e. Probably over weight and generally undisciplined.
f. Thinks Boston Market is upscale dining.
g. All of the above and soooo many more things the reflect what is completely stupid in this country.
Whether this might be an Urban Myth or not, is immaterial. Other examples exist. In any event, this does not have to make sense. It can’t. The defiance of logic (and, for nuance, the absence of reason) is only matched by the clear drive of greed and lack of class.
It’s bad enough she is a moron and abuses the judicial process. But, she’s aided and abetted in doing so by a lawyer.
Other topics I’ll touch on might include: the flat tax, consumption tax, and my emerging theories around college scholarships based on a play-off system.
My thinking is simply along the lines of fairness and equity. So, feel free to try and debate me. Do it!
Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.
Brian Patrick Cork