On football and creating your own value

I’ve written a piece for Liverpool.com, arguing that the possibility of the Premier League season being abandoned, and of Liverpool being robbed of a title they had all but sealed, highlights the inherent subjectivity of value. Liverpool fans, I suggest should define success and failure for themselves, regardless of the what the Premier League decides:

The situation I’m imagining resembles nothing so much as a disputed election, with different parties claiming to be the real government. It’s times like those that expose the confidence tricks much of our society depends on. Governments are in charge because people agree they are. Money is worth something because people accept it has value. And the league champions are whoever we say they should be. In the real world, what the Premier League decides matters as much as the grades on your report cards from school: as much as you let it.

You can read the whole thing here.

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