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First thing we do, let's deregulate all the lawyers

Author: Clifford Winston; Robert W Crandall; Vikram Maheshri
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Proposes deregulating entry into the legal profession to open up competition among and improve innovation by lawyers, reduce social costs of high legal fees, and make more efficient use of the nation's labor resources, while lowering legal costs and providing consumers with a wider range of legal services"--Provided by publisher.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Clifford Winston; Robert W Crandall; Vikram Maheshri
ISBN: 9780815721901 0815721900
OCLC Number: 727511743
Description: vii, 110 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The market for lawyers --
Evidence of earnings premiums in the legal profession --
Sources of lawyers' earnings premiums --
Welfare costs --
The case for deregulating entry into the legal profession --
Toward policy reform.
Responsibility: Clifford Winston, Robert W. Crandall, Vikram Maheshri.

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Not many Americans think of the legal profession as a monopoly, but it is. Abraham Lincoln, who practiced law for nearly twenty-five years, would likely not have been allowed to practice today.  Read more...

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