Matthew O'Brien

Washington Post

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Reporter for Wonkblog, covering economic affairs for the Washington Post; former senior associate editor at The Atlantic, covering business and economics

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States establish lotteries as a means of funding public services, including education, environmental protection and crime control. Best of all, of course, they're voluntary.

The Lure of the Lotto and Its Impact on the Poor

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"All societies are unequal, but some are more unequal than others." So, "why has the US become more so than just about any other rich country in the past 30 years?"

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"All societies are unequal, but some are more unequal than others." So, "why has the US become more so than just about any other rich country in the past 30 years?"

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