Oh, horror: baseball and steroids

And Prozac and Viagra and Red Bull...


What exactly did Congress's recent baseball and steroids hearings (I wrote about them here) accomplish, besides wrecking Mark McGwire's chances at the Hall of Fame? All the hoohah about fairness and the American way (loose correlation, that) and the scourge of performance enhancers was--well, it was the sideshow it was intended to be.

Meanwhile, two slightly more expansive considerations of the ineradicable role of "performance enhancers" in modern life: from The Economist and The American Enterprise.

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