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by Walter Olson on September 7, 2011

“Overlawyered” is the name of a widely read blog on America’s legal system….

Thus begins an article in the new issue of The Economist, the London-based newsmagazine, discussing First Thing We Do, Let’s Deregulate All the Lawyers, a new book by Clifford Winston and Robert Crandall (Brookings) and Vikram Maheshri (University of Houston) on barriers to entry in the legal profession. Check it out here.

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1 shg 09.07.11 at 10:16 am

Good to see the Economist article recognize Overlawyered. Shame that the article itself was such superficial pap.

2 Summer 09.10.11 at 9:48 am

Thank you for pointing out this article. It does offer some amazing statistics: $64 billion too much paid to lawyers due to market distortions, plus $10 billion dead-weight loss. But I feel that they should have paid more attention to the problem of excess demand for lawyers.

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