Lottery thinking
30 September 2020 | 8:18 am

Ironically enough, lottery thinking is a chronic problem. Lotteries of all sorts grab our attention and change our agenda. A lottery is an almost random event, a longshot, one that promises to change your life (for the better if it’s a money thing, for the worse if it’s medical, etc.). The simple and immediate nature […]

Professional wrestling
29 September 2020 | 8:08 am

It’s a theater of status. Professional wrestling isn’t about wrestling, of course. It’s about who’s up and who’s down. The stated rules are there to be broken by some of the participants, and it’s not professional in any useful sense related to the sport of wrestling. And the metaphor is powerful in many areas of […]


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