According to NC Tech News:

The North Carolina Court System generated more than $460 million in direct economic impact last year, according to a study commissioned by the North Carolina Bar Association. . . . Combined with indirect and induced values, the court system generated $890 million in total economic impact on the North Carolina economy . . .

I will not dispute that the court system creates jobs, but something we are seeing more and more in government promotions is the idea that huge economic engines like this would be helpless were it not for subsidy. Behold!

“The study,” said NCBA president Catharine Arrowood, “reveals what we have known all along – our courts have an enormous impact on our economy and deserve adequate funding in order to serve the needs of North Carolina citizens and businesses.”