In case you missed it, I recently published a piece about lotteries and basic income

Following the recent media frenzy around the world record Powerball, I looked into lotteries and found them to be exacerbating economic inequality, and in so doing operating as an effective mirror of our increasingly unequal society. Finding them to be hugely regressive in outcome, I looked into other lotteries elsewhere and found very interesting evidence of the effects of basic income size lottery winnings on people’s decisions around work and consumption. I concluded with a look at universal basic income, and the potential for a large pilot in a micropolitan area in the United States to be funded by lotteries functioning as basic incomes for winners.

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