Sunday, February 1, 2009

irresponibile advertising

I don't like our state's lottery anyway; it being, as a friend puts it "a voluntary tax on people who are bad at math," but it has gone to new lows with some of its recent ads.

The ones I speak about have a young man in a business pointing out a woman in the company he's working for who lost all the company pension fund. But it's OK he says, because he's banking on one of the new instant games the state puts out, and he's going to win big and be set for the rest of his life.

It's bad enough on its face, but particularly troubling in these times. I just caught a news blurb the other day that desperation gambling will increase in this economy. Should the state be feeding the problems?

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