No, this week's Lehto's Law is not XX-rated. This just means I have made it to 20 episodes and this week's topic is Laws We Need Now. Rather than discussing current laws, I explain five laws which really ought to be passed to make this world a better place.

I often talk about consumer law and try to explain how it applies to everyday life but I don't normally talk about how things ought to be. That's usually left to the dreamers, the theoreticians, and the rich people who can afford to pay politicians to pass pet laws which enrich the rich even richer.

Meaningful laws in this field do not get passed often and when they do, they are often watered down to the point of ineffectiveness. Still, good laws do sometimes get passed. I have even testified in Lansing to get laws changed on two different occasions so I know a little bit about how this process works. But these fixes are so simple they ought to be no-brainers, as they say. Give the podcast a listen and see if you don't agree.

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And, the pic at the top? That's George Barris and me, at a car show a couple years back. For the few who don't know. George is a custom car builder who made many of the cars that appeared on TV when we were kids. Like the original Batmobile.

And check out the cool book he is holding. Something about Chrysler's Turbine Car written by some guy with a podcast.

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Steve Lehto has been practicing law for 23 years, almost exclusively in consumer protection and Michigan lemon law. He wrote The Lemon Law Bible and Chrysler's Turbine Car: The Rise and Fall of Detroit's Coolest Creation.

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