Adoption of State Lotteries in the United States, with a Closer Look at Illinois
By Jonathan J. Bean, Donald W. Gribbin
This article appeared in the Winter 2005/06 issue of The Independent Review.
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.
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