The promises of wealth and the threats of destitution that [capitalism] holds out, it redeems with ruthless ineptitude... They are not proffered at random; yet there is a sufficiently enticing admixture of chance; the game is not like roulette, it is more like poker.
Joseph Schumpeter, Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy
This loss of interest, hair, and enterprise -
Ah, if the game were poker, yes,
You might discard them, draw a full house!
But it's chess
Philip Larkin, 'Continuing to Live'
Perhaps the great ideologue of 'creative destruction' would have gained a better insight into humanity had he spent some time sitting in a library in Hull.