Thursday, May 05, 2005

Noted over the last 10 days...

IRS Revokes Your Rights as a Taxpayer. That's its publication #1, Your Rights as a Taxpayer, which has been pulled by the IRS from it usual location on its web site, according to Tax Analysts. Presumably for an update. But you never know.

It's good to be king ... but it can be tough being the boss (.wmv, 1,046 kb).

News to drink to! "A pint of beer or a glass of wine triggers the growth of new brain cells and boosts memory, scientists say..."

An unexpectedly pleasant solution to the coming Medicare crisis?

Health care at 1/10th the price is only 20 hours away

A luxurious health care alternative for some 40 million uninsured Americans lies in the hospitals of faraway countries...
[via Econ with a Face]
Four Seasons Resorts International Health Care? Why not? If Canadians can get treated in Detroit, why shouldn't I go to Bali?

No superior performance goes uncastigated. Bill Belichick takes over a floundering NFL football team and proceeds to win three Super Bowls in four years. The job objective in professional sports is very clear cut: to win. You'd think people could agree that he's done a good job. Being that the team had won exactly zero (0) championships during the entire 40 years of its existence before his arrival, you'd think that of all people at least its own home town press corps and fan base would agree about that, and be appreciative.

Yet he gets savaged continually by many among them. (’d think that Belichick was some sort of monster who mistreats people and is overseeing nothing more than a house of cards ..."Bill Belichick is pond scum again. Arrogant, megalomaniacal, duplicitous pond scum"...)

Let this be a lesson to us all. Think of what goes on in other fields where quality of performance isn't shown in any manner nearly so clear cut as a sports team's won-loss record (e.g. in politics, business ... everywhere). And when you take a job, remember the old wisdom about how you can accomplish a lot more if you don't worry about who gets the credit for it -- and also about being sure you get paid enough to be content even if the person getting the credit isn't you.