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How to Win World Favor


What “bring[s] America into total and utter contempt around the world”?  What American practice “is regarded almost universally outside the U.S. with a high degree of disfavor”?  According to this New York Times article, the answer is … large jury awards of punitive damages.


For the many Americans, especially on the Left, for whom pleasing supposed world sensibilities is a high priority, it’s clearly time to press for serious reform, or abolition, of punitive damages. 

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