It’s not just that narratives are a useful lens for perceiving what’s going on. (They are.)
It’s not just that narratives have become the battleground of public opinion. (They have.)
It’s that narratives have become the rules of the game.
Markets are no longer moved by events, let alone data. They are moved by narratives.
Politicians are not elected for merit or skill. They are elected for narratives.
We could go on, but let’s not make this a long introduction. Let’s play a game.