Re: The First Immortal

Damien R. Sullivan (
Thu, 5 Feb 1998 11:15:41 -0800 (PST)

On Feb 5, 8:41am, "Peter C. McCluskey" wrote:

> >> January 11, 1999 - Michigan sees new economic growth, possibly the
> >> result of having recently eliminated juries in all nonfederal civil
> >> trials.
> I'm puzzled by the connection between economic growth and jury trials.
> I guess I need to read the book.

My guess:
juries give too much in punitive damages, choking growth. Eliminate
jury trials, and companies will surge forward, unhindered by the
millstone of high damages.

I'd bet this is far too simplistic a view of law and the economy, but
Greg Burch or Robin might be more qualified to say something about this.

-xx- GSV Polypedant X-)

At that point, it didn't matter to Jame if this was a god, a
hallucination, or the local form of street sanitation; she was out of
the alley the way she had come before the creature had turned the far
corner. -- _God Stalk_