I don’t even know anymore

Like the kid in the crowd at Homerpalooza, my irony meter is totally blown. So forgive me if I can’t decide whether this is ironic, or deeply unironic:

Ban on shorting financial stocks sends betting soaring

Used to be that when you were short selling, you were basically, although not literally, betting that a stock’s price would fall. Now, when you bet that a stock’s price will fall, you’re basically, but not literally, short selling it. Because that would be illegal.


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