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I wish employment law were still called master and servant law. 

Once the relationship between master and servant was considered one that conferred obligations on both but the French revolution started a change in thinking which led to paternalistic masters becoming employers, a purely legal, mostly commercial bond and slowly the idea of hierarchy give way to the idea that Jack's as good as his master.

I'd rather like mental health law still to be called the law of lunacy. A fat Victorian tome called 'The Law of Lunacy' sat in my room in my first job. 

The world was in many ways saner in Queen Victoria's day, when things were called by their names.

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