Will we let lawsuits reinvent America?

Bob Dorigo Jones Senior Fellow, The Center for America
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There’s an old saying that, “Necessity is the mother of invention.”  How true that is.

The ability of so many American inventors to meet the needs of a growing country has always been one of our greatest strengths.  Since the days of Ben Franklin, we’ve usually been blessed with laws that nurture inventors and protect the time and resources they invest in their hard work.

But America’s prominence as a land of invention can no longer be taken for granted.  The president of one of the most respected high-tech companies in America recently predicted that, “the next big thing will not be invented here.”

That’s a very disturbing warning.  But the chief executive officer of Intel Corporation believes America is losing its edge, and he says one of the reasons is that our legal environment has become hostile to business.

Let’s be fair, when a respected leader in an industry that has led our nation in creating jobs says lawsuits are smothering invention, it’s time to reinvent our legal system.

Learn more.  Go my website at BobDorigoJones.com.

Bob Dorigo Jones, who serves as Senior Fellow for the Foundation for Fair Civil Justice, is the author of the bestselling Remove Child Before Folding, The 101 Stupidest, Silliest and Wackiest Warning Labels Ever. He is the host of a new national radio/Internet commentary, “Let’s Be Fair.”