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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

Lotteries

http://www.economist.com/node/16507738

Shuffle up and deal

http://www.economist.com/node/16507670

The risk instinct. Why do people bet?

http://www.economist.com/node/16507720

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

http://www.economist.com/node/16507710

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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