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B.F Skinner and Gambling

I have a copy of B.F. Skinner’s Of Freedom and Dignity. I can’t locate it right now, but somewhere in there he postulates that if the government ran enough lotteries there would be no need for taxes! In the light of The Economist articles, comments please.


Come, all ye gullible

Lotteries are a bad bet, but everybody loves them.

The Economist: A special report on gambling



Shuffle up and deal


The risk instinct. Why do people bet?


At war with luck. Is poker a game of skill or chance?


Cutting off the arms. Slot machines are becoming mobile
Sure thing
People will keep on betting, legally or illegally. It makes sense to tidy up the rules

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