Lotteries are an ancient form of decision-making. They are completely incompatible with reasoned decision-making —and yet sometimes reason demands that we use them. Peter Stone, a political science professor at Stanford University, has written a new book examining the paradoxical nature of lotteries and what they can do for us. Stone will discuss the book, The Luck of the Draw, and explain why lotteries may have a larger role to play in our lives than most people think.

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