2. If Finland is the world’s happiest country, why does it seem so…?
5. “So it could be that Virginia-style favorites are inadvertently doing their opponents a big favor by slowing the pace down to a crawl, essentially giving away some of their talent advantage by allowing more randomness to seep into the game.” Do generalize that point! It’s a bit like the old chess adage suggesting that the best way to play for a draw is to play for a win.