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Lawyers: Drag or Accellerant?

Sam-Cameron1Two investigators plunged into the depths of a dark suspicion, producing this report:

Legislating for Economic Sclerosis: Are Lawyers a Baleful Influence on Growth Rates?“, Samuel Cameron [pictured here] and Andy Thorpe, Kyklos, February 2004, vol. 57, no. 1, pp. 67–85. The authors conclude:

“Our investigation has failed to lend much support to the idea that lawyers are detrimental (or beneficial) to the economy.”

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