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31Aug/140

Using Gambling to Entice Low-Income Families to Save – NYTimes.com

I find this interesting because it demonstrates two things.

The article implicitly describes  the unbidden, unconscious nature of what human beings get up to, i.e., that it is behaviour and not conduct.

The second is that it describes a way of mitigating human behaviour by adroitly placed countervails.  Our interest in gambling (a tragically-flawed economic strategy) is harnessed to saving money (an economic strategy that works) by generating lottery tickets whenever certain sums are saved.

Using Gambling to Entice Low-Income Families to Save - NYTimes.com.

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