Gambling – A Healthy Bet05-Mar-2011
Democracy Institute book launch event
Institute of Economic Affairs London
27 January 2011
Gambling is good for us, according to Patrick Basham and John Luik’s provocative new book. The authors argue gambling is a net contributor to public health, economic life, and an important component of a liberal society. Gambling has become a widespread pastime for a simple, single, and unassailable reason: gambling adds to the sum of human happiness. Based upon their rigourous examination of gambling’s many faces and many sides, the authors conclude that policymakers should leave gamblers – and the gambling industry – alone.
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