Mediocre Minds Think Alike Too


Within 24 hours, I see two articles based on the conceit of making some form of organized gambling a metaphor for capitalism: Jane Smiley in the Prospect (horseracing) and Marc Cooper in The Nation (Vegas casinos). Reason takes no responsibility for damage to your optic nerve occasioned by excessive eye-rolling if you click through. Oddly, while Smiley's the novelist, the second piece is far more engagingly written.