Regarding film critics--

Could we please get away from "cum hoc ergo propter hoc"? There's no causality to the author's assertion that films getting the critics' approval means more money. Just as likely (if not moreso): movies both make more money and get more acclaim when they're good. Ebert's thumb doesn't affect profits. It--and profits--are affected by quality.


the lottery article doesn't draw the logical conclusion: proceeds should diproportionately benefit the poor (affordable housing, welfare, etc.)

Michael F. Martin

Regarding the lottery tickets work --

Smoking gun evidence of the Friedman-Savage double inflection utility curve.


I'm sold :)) +1