Lotteries for Cab Licenses

Just when you thought the anti-lottery arguments couldn’t get any stupider…

http://www.southmanchesterreporter.co.uk/news/s/1194246_black_cab_lottery_draw_will_discriminate_against_muslims

I would suggest that anyone who thinks that simply entering a lottery for a cab license is “blasphemous” needs to read Thomas Gataker’s The Nature and Use of Lots (now back in print thanks to Conall Boyle). It’s almost 4 centuries old, but it’s more up-to-date than the religious texts that many of these folks are using to control their lives.