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Friday, September 4, 2009

Let's Kill All the Lawyers

Since it's Friday, time for a little humor. This article appeared in this morning's Wall Street Journal. It is written by a Doctor saying that under the President's health care reform, lawyers will be deciding on how doctors should practice medicine. He goes on to propose that turnabout is fair play and maybe doctors should decide on how to best practice the law. He says,

"Since most of what lawyers do is repetitive boilerplate or pushing paper, physicians would have no problem dictating what is appropriate for attorneys. We physicians know much more about legal practice than lawyers do about medicine."

The article is clearly tounge and cheek and is pretty funny, but it does get at a very serious point. It sounds great to say that we need to reform the health care system, but as usual the devil is in the details.

Note: I really don't want to kill any lawyers. I knew "Let's kill all the lawyers" was a quote from somewhere, turns out it is from Shakespeare's Henry VI