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Everyone wants to eliminate the middleman and buy direct from the source. This can get very scary for financial professionals. Who uses a travel agent anymore?  (FYI:  They are alive and well, but have moved upmarket to the luxury segment.)

On the other hand, few people self-medicate or defend themselves in court. They hire doctors or attorneys instead.

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