With federal agencies urging their employees to avoid business travel out of deference to taxpayers, columnist Ben Stein has "a few humble thoughts." Business meetings had nothing to do with the credit bubble or the economic mess, he says, and discouraging travel doesn't make anything better. "Instead, this anti-meeting policy gets hotel and airline workers fired, kicks hotel maids and busboys in the teeth, wrecks communities used to working hard to be good hosts," he writes.

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