Very good sentences thwarted markets in everything

by on July 12, 2011 at 4:57 pm in Economics, Sports, Uncategorized | Permalink

“Such exorbitant commercialism must stop,” said Jan Tönjes, chief editor of Germany’s St. Georg magazine. At a recent show in Wiesbaden, he said, a woman tried to buy a rubber glove that the horse had spat on as a souvenir.

The article is here (interesting throughout) and for a related pointer (not to this passage) I thank Michelle Dawson.

Trailsplitter July 13, 2011 at 11:23 am

No comments yet? I am surprised that nobody has drawn the comparison between this post and the fan who caught the home run ball from Derek Jeter’s 3000 hit.

It seems like giving the ball to Jeter (which was an awesome gesture) is the antithesis of what the editor is describing as “exorbitant commercialism.” I would like to see more people shout down/discourage the excessive displays of “exorbitant commercialism.”

Tom July 14, 2011 at 11:28 am

“I would like to see more people shout down/discourage the excessive displays of “exorbitant commercialism.””

Or you could just mind your own business.

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