Gambling Banking to Increase Savings?

I just watched a YouTube video about gambling banking and how it might incentivize people to increase their savings. I’ve written about gambling addiction and predatory loans recently and this video brought both of those topics to my mind. It’s highly likely that my research for those articles led the YouTube algorithm to send me […]

Gambling is a Problem for a Libertarian

I’ve written on the topic of gambling numerous times over the years and generally from the perspective of a Libertarian. That is to say, it’s your money and how you choose to spend it is up to you. That being said, I’ve seen the destructive potential inherent in gambling from when I worked in the […]

Online Gambling Arrests and the Victimless Crime

A twenty month investigation by Federal Agents and New York State law enforcement has resulted in the arrests of seventeen people across three states for running an online gambling ring. Don’t we all feel safe now? The argument against this sort of behavior being criminal resides around what is commonly referenced as a Victimless Crime. […]

$10 Billion Gambling Loss?

This week’s misleading headline isn’t particularly egregious in nature and anyone with a modicum of sense knew that the headline was steering people in the wrong direction even before clicking the story. Still, I picked it today because it is a classic example of someone writing a misleading headline to attract viewers when I think […]

If you Know the Outcome it’s not Gambling – Atlantic City Casino Case

I just read an incredibly interesting legal story from the Associated Press about a case that happened in Atlantic City a little over two years ago. A group of gamblers was playing the game of Baccarat at a table in Atlantic City when they noticed that the cards were coming out of the deck in original […]

Youth Football and Gambling

There’s an interesting case breaking right now in Southern Florida involving youth football and gambling rings. It’s a poorly written article with an obvious bias but the story itself evokes several interesting questions. In this case a group of coaches set gambling lines for youth football games in South Florida. This area of the country is […]

Bernie Kosar Gambled and got Fired

Former quarterback Bernie Kosar gambled and got fired from his job for doing so. What’s up with that? Well, Kosar works for the Cleveland Browns, where he spent his career playing football, and is a regular guest on various programs associated with the team. With gambling becoming legal in Ohio, Kosar gambled $19,000 on the […]

Is Monetization in Diablo Immortal Fixable?

There’s a new mobile game on the market called Diablo Immortal and it’s generating a huge amount of hate in the gaming world. Diablo Immortal uses something called monetization as a method to generate revenue. The game is free to play. Anyone can download it and start playing immediately. The makers of Diablo Immortal, Blizzard […]

The Value of Transitions

I just caught up with the latest episode of The Gilded Age and I’m happy to report myself moderately satisfied. Episode Six: Heads Have Rolled for Less than This wasn’t the greatest piece of film in cinematographic history but it showed a marked improvement over episode five. However, that is not the topic of today’s […]

The Vulnerability of the Faithful to Scams

With Covid-19 spreading around the United States and the rest of the world I wanted to address a topic that has long been on my radar, the vulnerability of the faithful to scams. People of deep religious convictions are considered faithful. This means they believe in their deity without proof, I do not mean to […]

United States Government now a Sopranos Associate

With this latest, and unstoppable, economic bailout the United States now officially declares itself a Sopranos Associate. The government currently owes $22 trillion and, with the stimulus package in the works, that number is going to rise more rapidly that in any time in the history of the country. What you have to understand is […]

Government Responsibility for Fake Coronavirus Cures

Coronavirus, Covid-19, is big news around the world these days and I like to examine what responsibility government has to protect citizens from the plethora of fake Coronavirus cures that are being promulgated far and wide. As a Libertarian I don’t think the government has much responsibility in protecting us from ourselves. I oft rail […]

Nello Bans Single Women from the Bar Illustrating Compound Stupidity

There’s a news story making the rounds about an upscale restaurant in New York City called Nello which has instituted a policy wherein they have banned single women from sitting at the bar. Such women must sit at a table. It’s a double-dipping, moronic, Libertarian Triggering, nightmare of epic proportions! The reason for the new […]

DraftKings Sports Betting National Championship Mayhem

During the recent DraftKings Sports Betting National Championship held in New Jersey an interesting situation involving computer technology is causing a bit of a fuss and I find the whole thing very interesting from a legal, sports, and Libertarian perspective. Recently the Supreme Court ruled the prohibition against sports betting was unconstitutional and the various […]