Politics in the Big City

I have this really stupid habit I ought to kick, which is that every so often I’ll hang out with some friends and talk about politics. I tend to think of people as being born with either the Sports Gene or the Politics Gene; we all have some arbitrary zero-sum activity we invest a lot of emotional energy in. Supporting an athlete rather than a politician is probably better for you as a person, given that a) they don’t have to sell their soul to win a game like they do an election, b) their fans don’t have to pretend they’re a moral paragon against all the evidence, and c) it’s more feasible for the average…



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