'Suckers' have the better career path

"IRS employees fall for faux password scam" quotes the deputy inspector general for audit at the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration as saying, "We conclude employees either do not fully understand security requirements for password protection or do not place a sufficiently high priority on protecting taxpayer data in their day-to-day work." Michael Phillips overlooks the obvious social dynamic at work. It is not a deficiency of knowledge or of priority. "Successful" bureaucrats tend to be subservient, conformist and other-directed. I'd love to examine the careers of those who resisted vs. those who were suckered. I'd bet my pension the suckers were those who had the better career trajectories.

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