The Pie-Eyed Picayune
An amateurish attempt at explaining current events large and small.
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Lotteries: A Tax on the Poor That Doesn't Pay
The NY Times has a good if depressing article on lotteries
. Lotteries typically fund public education but there are two major drawbacks: 1. poor people primarily purchase lottery tickets; 2. Only about 30% of lottery proceeds end up being dedicated to public education.
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