Fearing to Leave the Past Behind

From Malaysia:

Malaysian doctors have declared neckties a health hazard and called on the heath ministry to stop insisting that physicians wear them.

Amen. I hate ties. They serve no reasonable purpose other than to serve as an upside-down noose. I can’t wait for the day when they’re relegated to the past.

That said, this is fascinating:

But the Star quoted a ministry official as saying it needed more proof that neckties were a danger before it relaxed the dress code for doctors in hospitals.

I find it bizarre that anyone would submit to such authoritarianism that allows the government to impose a dress code for professionals. I wonder if we can expect something like that with nationalized health care in America. I doubt it, but we should never underestimate the power of bureaucrats to embrace stupidity and abuse of power.

Via Fark.