jimfearnley wrote:What is a "very small amount", and what is a reasonable cost/benefit analysis result, given that the public health costs are met from across the population?
Ivanhoe wrote:Arguably, the stance taken on drugs and alcohol is so skewed by political concerns, and by illogical and often unsubstantiated arguments, that any balanced development seems impossible. I wouldn't like the discussion about gambling to be taken the same way.
boroughonian wrote:I don't understand why, when debating gambling, the lottery seems to get off scot free.
eDWaRD WooDWaRD wrote:boroughonian wrote:I don't understand why, when debating gambling, the lottery seems to get off scot free.
Personally I don't play the lottery, it's not as much fun as betting on horses or the footy but I agree with the general opinion that it's basically like a tax on the poor.
boroughonian wrote:Think you've hit the nail on the head there, there's little enjoyment in playing the lottery (especially the euro thing),in fact of all the forms of gambling I can think of it has to be the least entertaining and therefore is,to my mind, the purest form of.
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