BOSTON—After Bulls guard Derrick Rose led the Bulls past the Hawks averaging almost 30 points in six games, concern rose among friends and family that Rose could potentially be stuck in the zone, forever doomed to hit jump shots, break down defenses, and experience the game at a much slower pace than everyone else on the court. “Dear God, please let him miss his next shot,” Rose’s trembling mother told reporters, adding that by just looking at his determined facial expression, she could see that he was “totally in it.” “His stroke is just too smooth right now. Somebody needs to put an end to this horrible, horrible hot streak. I want my son back.” At press time, the family remained horrified as they overheard their son tell his teammates during a timeout that the basket looks like an ocean to him right now.
Deputy U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves was arguably the greatest lawman and gunfighter of the West, a man who served as a marshal for 32 years in the most dangerous district in the country, captured 3,000 felons, (once bringing in 17 men at one time), and shot 14 men in the line of duty, all without ever being shot himself.
Me: Can I use the bathroom? Teacher: I don't know, can you? Me: When I was using "can" I was using its secondary model form as a verbal modifier asking for permission, as opposed to expressing an ability. I thought since you were a teacher you'd know that. My bad. MAY I use the restroom?
One of the standard arguments that is wheeled out every time reform of the finance sector is discussed takes the following form:
We can’t risk reforming the finance sector too dramatically: if the banks decide to relocate elsewhere, they will take their enormous tax contributions with them, and we’ll have shot ourselves in the foot.
…one critical (tacit) assumption in the process of arriving at that conclusion: that the finance sector is generating non-zero-sum wealth. In other words, he is assuming that the banks generate wealth that would simply not be there without their presence. But this may or may not be the case. I’m going to argue that Warner’s argument lacks rigour and is invalid in its current form.