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Another way lawyers make people unhappy



"[V]ictims of severe accidents who blamed themselves for the accident were coping more successfully eight to twelve months afterward than those who did not, and... victims who blamed other people (as opposed to some nonspecific external cause) displayed especially low coping scores."

–"Hedonic Adaptation" by Shane Frederick and George Loewenstein.(Via Caplan via Cowen.) If true, lawyers are making thousands of people unhappy through Vioxx litigation.

 

 


Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy
rmangual@manhattan-institute.org

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute
klazarski@manhattan-institute.org

 

Published by the Manhattan Institute

The Manhattan Insitute's Center for Legal Policy.