Discovers the wisdom of the crowds.
You see what I mean? From gloomy contemplation of the way that corporate greed, recklessness and circumstance conspire against the innocent, this contemplation of punters\’ hunches can provide a free and entertaining version of fashionable polling, “crowdsourcing” and focus-grouping. I may now consult it weekly (I just checked up on the next Met Commissioner. Hmm, some surprises there). And yes, I know that gambling ruins lives, and no, I never bet myself. Too mean and timid. But watching those who do is strangely informative. Especially when a book closes suddenly.
Now if we can just nugde her along a little bit more and point out that this is why markets work in placing a price upon things, that this how how we get spontaneous order…in fact, wouldn\’t it be interesting if we could actually get everyone to understand these basic points?