It may seem odd that at the beginning of the 21st century our lives are so pervasively dominated by rules, big rules and small rules, rules that frame our interactions and rules that enter into the fine fabric of our personal lives.
Last month the U.S. Treasury Department gave vent to public outrage at the financial industry and ordered companies that were bailed out by government funds to reduce the basic salaries of their top 25 employees.
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