One day the entire world wakes up with a severe allergy to doing bad. Presidents and senators resign, swollen-lipped and itchy-eyed. Whole countries break out in hives at the thought of war. Financial markets collapse when traders take to their beds in agony; the future of oil and guns is dire. Neighbourhoods hold spontaneous picnics on front lawns and park squares, sharing food and smiles to ward off stomachache and diarrhea. Every day is clean up day on beaches and streets, in governments and homes. The doctors say: There's no relief from this affliction. You'll just have to keep doing good until you can live with it.