The Gamification of Investing Has Life and Death Consequences

“There’s an active shooter in our building…”

The scene on Piedmont Road during the manhunt for Mark Barton (used under license from Reuters / Alamy)

“Someone just shot up the day-trading firm downstairs. There are bodies everywhere. I walked right up to it.”

I stare blankly at my father, unable to process the words he’s just said. He’s pale, his eyes glassy. I don’t realize it, but he’s in shock. As anyone…