Unfortunately, today's politicians are divided by politics yet united by cowardice, so even the dumbest tort reform is allowed to dilute our protections. Politicians just don't want to stand up against the varied interests lined up against tort law. Despite his own political forays, Ralph Nader is different.
What if I told you that the most pertinent social science subject -- one that affects every single one of us every single day -- is taught to only a select few? That would be absurd, right? Well, unfortunately this is no fiction. It is the state of legal knowledge in America, and it is profoundly troubling.