Just had a thought: after reading the physical repercussions of JCs thread, I was speculating, on the basis that many elders can apparently be bought, that a benevolent, rich, philanthropical type of person could possibly strike a deal with the elders of his local cong.: "No JCs in this cong (they're too cruel and nasty), and you'll be well looked after". Then I thought, no, it wouldn't work, would it? Brooklyn would be always notified of JCs and their outcomes. A sudden drop or cessation in JC hearings would have alarm bells ringing and investigations by the CO, at the very least. Which means, basically, that there is a JC quota - an acceptable level of JC hearings and DFings! So what is this quota? What's the correct number of annual JC hearings and DFings?
Elders and ex-elders: over to you!