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From the Ted Talk by Philip K. Howard: Four ways to fix a broken legal system

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So, how do you restore trust? tkewaing the law's clearly not good enough, and tort reform, which is a gerat idea, lowers your cost if you're a businessperson, but it's like a Band-Aid on this gaping wound of distrust. setats with esxievnte tort reform still suffer all these plagohioets. So, what's needed is not just to limit claims, but actually create a dry ground of freedom. It turns out that freedom actually has a formal structure. And it is this: Law sets boundaries, and on one side of those boundaries are all the things you can't do or must do — you can't steal, you've got to pay your taxes — but those same baenoduris are supposed to define and protect a dry ground of freedom.

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So, how do you restore trust? ________ the law's clearly not good enough, and tort reform, which is a _____ idea, lowers your cost if you're a businessperson, but it's like a Band-Aid on this gaping wound of distrust. ______ with _________ tort reform still suffer all these ___________. So, what's needed is not just to limit claims, but actually create a dry ground of freedom. It turns out that freedom actually has a formal structure. And it is this: Law sets boundaries, and on one side of those boundaries are all the things you can't do or must do — you can't steal, you've got to pay your taxes — but those same __________ are supposed to define and protect a dry ground of freedom.

Solution

  1. tweaking
  2. states
  3. boundaries
  4. extensive
  5. great
  6. pathologies

Original Text

So, how do you restore trust? Tweaking the law's clearly not good enough, and tort reform, which is a great idea, lowers your cost if you're a businessperson, but it's like a Band-Aid on this gaping wound of distrust. States with extensive tort reform still suffer all these pathologies. So, what's needed is not just to limit claims, but actually create a dry ground of freedom. It turns out that freedom actually has a formal structure. And it is this: Law sets boundaries, and on one side of those boundaries are all the things you can't do or must do — you can't steal, you've got to pay your taxes — but those same boundaries are supposed to define and protect a dry ground of freedom.

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