Mario Kart, Luck, and Fairness

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I recently listened to an episode of The Anthropocene Reviewed, John Green’s wonderful podcast in which he reviews different aspects of our human-centered planet on a five-star scale. In this episode, a review of Mario Kart and the Bonneville Salt Flats, I found something that absolutely delighted me: Green’s comparison of the relative roles of skill and luck in the game of Mario Kart and in real life.

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