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Adoption of State Lotteries in the United States, with a Closer Look at Illinois
By Jonathan Bean
Donald W. Gribbin

This article appeared in the Winter 2006 issue of The Independent Review


Abstract

The rebirth of state lotteries in the 1960s was promoted with claims that lotteries would balance budgets, improve public education, and reduce gambling. The universal result of state lotteries, however, has been not to end the allegedly precipitating “crises” but to create new government programs and increase the rate of spending, as the case of the Illinois state lottery illustrates.



Other Independent Review articles by Jonathan Bean
    Summer 2003   Shame of the Cities: Setting Aside Justice for the “Disadvantaged”
    Fall 2000   “Burn, Baby, Burn”: Small Business in the Urban Riots of the 1960s
    Summer 1997   Nikolai Bukharin and the New Economic Policy: A Middle Way?
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Volume 10 Number 3
Winter 2006

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