Lottery Is a Form of Public Tax Evasion

The lottery is a form of public tax evasion, a way to avoid dealing with needed tax reform at the expense of the poor and those with addiction issues, said Oregonian faith leaders in a series of interviews with EthicsDaily.com.   “My bottom line on the issue of...

Sin Spinning, Government Style

Despite a sinking (some might say stinking) economy, sales of lottery tickets are up in North Carolina. While listening to North Carolina Public Radio, I heard chief hustler Tom Shaheen credit the improved sales to the bigger prizes being offered. He didn’t...

Praying For The Lottery

This past week the multi-state Mega Millions lottery reached $330 million. On Saturday morning, there were four winners. One of them, Elwood “Bunky” Bartlett of Nottingham, Md., believes his good fortune was the result of prayer. Bartlett is a full-time...