The Emerging Anti-Necktie Consensus

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The necktie debate has roiled through our office several times. The following was brought to our attention by the Liam Day Joint Harvard-Oxford-Middlebury Institute for the Elimination of Class Distinctions:

The National Health Service of Britain has called for the elimination of neckties for health workers, based on sanitary reasons, claiming that:

Ties are rarely laundered but worn daily. They perform no beneficial function in patient care and have been shown to be colonised by pathogens.