Saturday, 20 November 2010

Morning Scepticism: Gamble

I don't gamble, which is to say I don't exchange my money for a statistically-rigged chance of increasing it. But I can hardly pretend that I don't really gamble, even if I limit the scope to finance then I'm gambling with my choice in job. Do I risk instability and financial ruin to chase a bigger pay packet? Is my money better saved or exchanged for quasi-necessities? Is it wise to put myself in great debt for the chance to own a home? Gambling is a part of life, the immorality of gambling to me is putting odds that guarantee diminishing outcomes for the perception of unlikely gain. There's little more pathetic than watching a problem gambler in action.

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