No tort reform because Dems are afraid of trial lawyers. So says…

Victor Joecks

Howard Dean.

The good news is that he’s honest. The bad news is that he was telling the truth.

Putting the wants of special-interests group (like the trial lawyers) ahead of good policy is bad news for the rest of us. And that’s the problem once government moves outside its core functions — no matter which party is in charge.

Corporations, unions and other special interests try to use the power of government to artificially limit competition, which leads to more money and power for themselves.

This isn’t a new problem, either. Bastiat identified it in his brilliant and short pamphlet, The Law, which was first published in 1850.

Bonus: Here’s a personal account of why tort reform matters.