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Taxes a pleasure

Apparently, I’m not (that) crazy. I like doing my taxes.

Taxes a Pleasure? Check the Brain Scan – New York Times
The University of Oregon announced a new piece of research last week with a startling headline: “Paying taxes, according to the brain, can bring satisfaction.”
Could this be true? The research is in the new issue of Science, so it’s got the right pedigree, but still. How could politicians have gotten it so wrong? Even the most liberal Democratic candidates never imagined a lot of voters whistling as they merrily write out checks to the I.R.S.

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