Remember that thing I said yesterday about defeating microbes? They’re tenacious. Despite the close attention of Dr. String, MD,1 I am forced to admit I have a cold that makes me disinclined to think. It’s not so bad. But it feels like a cosmic injustice, even though I flew on an airplane this week, and illness was pretty much guaranteed. While I pity myself, how about you read this article from the New York Times about how the very richest Americans avoid taxes. Oligarchy now! It seems like we don’t really have a choice, so I’m going to get with the winning team.