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Why Written is Wiser – Part I

‘Twas not so long ago that a man’s word could be irrefutably trusted, a business transaction was reliably sealed with a solid, spittle-encrusted handshake, and honour was revered. Of course, it’s somehow so much easier to keep to the promises you made over a late-night game of poker when breaking your ale-infused word would result in a duel to the death at dawn or pistols at twenty paces. The law was so much simpler when “you break the contract, I break you” was a perfectly acceptable consequence of repudiation.