Problem

Proliferation of lawyers

Nature:

The number of lawyers is increasing in capitalist societies due to the promise of very high incomes and advantages for those who work with wealth and can understand manipulate the growing complexity of rules.

Incidence:

In 1951 in the USA there were 221,000 lawyers, or one for every 695 citizens. By 1989 there were 725,000 lawyers, or one for every 343 people.

Values:
Proliferation
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
18.04.2019 – 10:25 CEST