Safety from Accountability

A man was being interviewed about a machine he had invented.  He said that it turned septic effluent into perfectly clean water.  The interviewer asked whether it was being used anywhere to provide household drinking water.  He replied, “no, lawsuits you know ….:”

The safety of our roads, homes, machines, medicines, cars, food, tools, toys, etc., is in large part due to a legal system which makes people accountable for their actions.

Does the prospect of being held accountable sometimes hinder innovation?  Probably.  Does it make the world we live in a safer place?  Absolutely.

By:  Peter G. Webb

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