Literature professor Nicolaus Mills

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In The Guardian, Literature professor Nicolaus Mills finds political lessons in the story of rising NBA star Jeremy Lin, stating that a Knicks team dominated by Lin and supporting players with a sense of camaraderie has turned out to be better than a Knicks team of high priced stars looking out for number one. "The NBA's star system," Mills says, "has its parallel in our winner-take-all economy that has made it possible for CEO pay to rise exponentially since the 1960s."