Hazards of informal advice: friends, family and cocktail parties (access required)

There is a well-worn joke about a lawyer who runs into an old acquaintance on the street. “I’m so glad to see you!” the friend exclaims. “I’m in terrible trouble — can I ask you a couple of questions?” “Of course,” replies the lawyer. “What’s your second question?” Underlying this old chestnut is a kernel of ...

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