State Lotteries and the Government’s Betrayal of the Poor

A lot has changed since 1890 when President Benjamin Harrison reminded citizens that lotteries “debauched and defrauded” the public. Today, however, state governments have become the biggest proponents of lotteries. In fact, forty-four states have succumbed to the pressure to enact lotteries.  Hoping to fill a $200 million-plus budget shortfall, there is once again a […]