Charles Pierce wrote an article for Grantland. Grantland is the new joint venture between Bill Simmons and Chuck Klosterman. Simmons used to write for Jimmy Kimmel (he may still write for him, for all I know.) Kimmel used to be on “Win Ben Stein’s Money.” Stein’s father was economist Herbert Stein. Herbert was the chair of the Council of Economic Advisers under Richard Nixon. I bet Pierce would be pleased to learn that there are only five degrees of separation between him and RMN.