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State Lotteries: Advocating a Social Ill for the Social Good
By Michael Heberling
This article appeared in the Spring 2002 issue of The Independent Review


State lotteries were sold to voters as a means of raising revenues without raising taxes. After lottery fever cooled, however, most states found themselves spending heavily on advertising to lure new players and raising taxes.

Volume 6 Number 4
Spring 2002

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