6. In economic parlance, many people derive "utility" from the *chance* to win. So the money isn't
"wasted", strictly speaking. That said, I'm not much of a gambler.
"You think back to the 1930s, and there was this huge intellectual shift...And that didn't happen this time. All those people who were so badly discredited, they hung on. They're still there; they got to keep those jobs. They just went from the old administration to the new one." -Thomas Frank