State-Run Lotteries: The Desperation Tax
By Philippe Gastonne     
As taxes go, state-run lotteries seem like a good idea. No one forces you to pay, they don't infringe on your privacy, and the games raise money very efficiently. The Washington Post writer points out that lotteries prey disproportionately on the poor. People who can least afford to take the risk are actually more likely to do it. This seems irrational. Why do they do it? We suspect the answer is ignorance. People who buy lottery tickets simply don't understand how much the odds are against them ...
The NSA’s Technotyranny: One Nation Under Surveillance
Editorial by John Whitehead     
We now have a fourth branch of government. As I document in my new book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, this fourth ...
The Bait-and-Switch Behind Economic Populism
Editorial by Mises Institute      
Argentina will hold elections this year, and a number of provinces will be electing governors. Buenos Aires, the capital city, is holding ...