Column: Is Charlie Sheen a metaphor for the economy?

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With off-the-rails celebrity Charlie Sheen dominating headlines and a daily fixture on TV, we thought some of you might find this analysis piece in the Harvard Business Review interesting.

While it doesn't focus on boats, it has much to say about the mindset of American consumers, especially the ones playing what the author calls "the nakedly aggressive, hypermaterialistically myopic tigerblood-drunk economic game we're stuck in now."

Click here for some change-of-pace reading.

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