Gambling Against America

Matt Taibbi ponders the every day dichotomies of American life:

It’s weird enough living in a country where a man can legally own an

arsenal of machine guns, but his neighbor growing a pot plant will send

a team of DEA agents kicking his door in with a no-knock warrant. But

this goes even beyond that. If I go online today to

HaveNoLifeAndBetOnSports.com and bet fifty dollars on the Bucks against

the Celtics tonight, I’m a criminal. But some gazillionaire firm in New

York can legally bet against the United States of America in unlimited

amounts in a trade that has nothing to do with anything, but a guess

about how many other people will make the same bet.

Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.