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.