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What other profession other than Medicine allows for payment for abject failure.

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 14, 2011 at 5:40 PM

I'm am (was)a Red Sox fan from 1963 to 2003 , so I know about paying for failure. But even that is not exactly failure. Losing is not necessarily failure. Bill Buckner didn't fail to tell me I had Adrenal fatigue for 29 years! and that I was eating POISONOUS FOOD. If you hire a lawyer for a law suit, you always know you can lose. Both examples are an adversarial system. Someone has to lose...... If you bring in an auto for service, you don't pay if they don't fix it. If you order a burger at wendy's and they don'give you a pickle and a bun, you can complain to a manager. Walmart let's you bring back stuff for 90 day's. What other businesses get such a free pass? Let's call it unaccountability run wild!

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on December 14, 2011
at 07:44 PM

The infamous monopoly called Public Education, perhaps? Union boss Albert Shanker is credited with this sweet gem: "When schoolchildren start paying union dues, that’s when I’ll start representing the interests of schoolchildren."

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on December 14, 2011
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Ditto the bait and switch. I know managers in the nutriceutical world who have more sway on packaging than the scientists and MDs involved in the research and formulation.

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on December 14, 2011
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They have political failures over there?

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on December 14, 2011
at 05:42 PM

Politics maybe?

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on December 14, 2011
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The biggest single offender has to be government at all levels. A lot of individual earnings are pooled and then flagrantly wasted or used against those from whom they were collected.

Manufacturers of many products rely on the laziness of people like me who won't demand money back for a product that wears out too early, or breaks a key part while still quite new.

With the domain of ancestral eating, it's probably those who coyly hint you'll lose all your excess weight while in fact many struggle very hard or don't lose. I've been fortunate and I have lost steadily so far but many of the books/web sites make it sound easier to achieve a lean beautiful body than is realistic for those who are obese with addictive metabolic issues.

Just as with other approaches, a few really large people will undergo remarkable transformations but a lot of people with 20-30 to lose will have a terrible time and find people blaming them (you must not be doing it right/oh, ignore the books this isn't a weight-loss plan.)

The bait-and-switch that drives me crazy is the "good for you" labels plastered all over processed foods with micro-fine print that says "when part of a healthy diet plan." I fume at that one because I can't read fine print without a magnifying glass so I know there are plenty who never do.

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on December 14, 2011
at 07:04 PM

Ditto the bait and switch. I know managers in the nutriceutical world who have more sway on packaging than the scientists and MDs involved in the research and formulation.

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on December 14, 2011
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Education.

I'm a former teacher with experience in half a dozen schools over the course of about a decade. In many places, success is defined primarily by lack of "noise." In other words, there is no conflict, paperwork gets completed quickly, and no one fails.

The "best" teachers at many schools are not always the most effective. In some cases, they are shockingly inept, though well-liked.

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on December 14, 2011
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Weather (near term as well as climate). Registered Nutritionists/Diet gurus. Exercise gurus.

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