Thursday, October 08, 2009

I Found A Need For Regulation

According to the American Bar Association, there were 1,128,729 resident and active attorneys in the United States in 2006 and 1,143,358 in 2007. In 2007 the population of the USA was 302.2 million people. That would be 264.3 people per attorney in the US. If we look at physicians we would find 370.4 people per doctor in the US. Now which would you say needed to be regulated. Seems we never have enough doctors but we have a severe over supply of attorneys.
When was the last time you saw an ad for a doctors office. You know, they just don't have enough patients so they are running ads trying to drum up business. On the other hand, I see ads for attorneys all the time.
So the question is, How many attorneys would be enough? The courts are currently back logged with cases. If attorneys weren't so accessible, perhaps fewer cases would go to court. Perhaps more deals would be worked out among the individuals involved. Perhaps, people's word would have value again.

Attorneys create no product that adds value to society. They simply take something from someone else and then give you part of it. Sometimes they inject others into the system adding to the cost of the event, but reducing the value of the out come.
Now I don't want you to think that we don't need attorneys, because they do help create a channel of communication and restitution when real harm or personal advocacy is necessary. In heated discussions a third party can often bring a resolution to the forefront.
So how many should it take to do that? Do you think one per thousand people would be enough?

To My Congress Critters and Acting President:
Let me make a suggestion here. Push those huge piles of Health Reform Bills aside and create a bill that regulates attorneys. You may be surprised at how fast this could actually fix both problems.

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Blogger Tom said...

I was actually looking at becoming an attorney until I thought about what an attorney actually does...

He makes money from other people's misfortunes.

A lot like a leech...

6:53 AM, October 09, 2009  
Blogger Joe said...

I LOVE your designation of President BO as "acting president!"

8:28 AM, October 10, 2009  

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