It sounds like something out of a David Foster Wallace novel.

In his extremely heavy 1996 book Infinite Jest, Wallace writes about a dystopian future where everything is sponsored, even years: Instead of 2005, you have the Year of the Perdue Wonderchicken. Instead of 2009, you have the Year of the Depend Adult Undergarment. Ludicrous, right?

Or is it?

While we have yet to sell years to the highest bidder, another important resource may soon be up for grabs: national parks.