Two links to the NYTimes

Oh, now the U.A.W decides to offer some concessions to the Big 3, when the Big 3's potential demise might drag the U.A.W. down with them. As Superman said at the end of Superman II, "Too late, Luthor! Too late."

In economic terms, the demise of the U.A.W. would be a good thing for the Big 3. In the U.S. auto industry, as in the airline industry, labor unions have long left those companies incapable of profitability, which is hard enough when the Big 3 can't make a car anyone wants to buy.


Six habits of highly respectful physicians.

...medical schools may be underemphasizing a much simpler virtue: good manners.

I agree, many doctors behave like asses, but how do I resolve that with my favorite doctor, Gregory House?