said by Dagda1175:
I miss the days when signing a contract was legally binding. I miss the days when people were smart enough to read a contract before they signed it. I miss the days when I wasn't paying off your mortgages for the same damn reasons.
You miss something that never existed. Contract law has always been full of things like consideration, conscionability, & equal bargaining power. Boilerplate contracts, where the parties do not get to meaningfully negotiate, are not the same as negotiated contracts. Never have been.