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Another Idea for an IRS Lottery

It seems that Freakonomics readers aren’t the only people with lotteries on the brain. In the Harvard Business Review, Steve Martin and Paul Dolan have suggested a different kind of lottery for taxpayers: “Every citizen who submits their tax return and payment honestly and on time has their social security number entered in a lottery with a number (to be determined) of citizens winning a prize.” Martin and Dolan’s suggested prize? A letter from the IRS saying: “Dear Taxpayer, Congratulations! You’ve won your money back.”(HT: Quinton White) [%comments]