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28 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 13 April 2007 05:36AM

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Comment author: Robin_Hanson2 13 April 2007 10:47:50AM 4 points [-]

The problem is not the claim that lottery tickets are usually a bad investment; the problem is the claim that they are always a bad investment. What if I have a portfolio of dreams requiring varying levels of investment and realism, and I think I want a lottery ticket to be one small part of my portfolio. Can you really be absolutely sure that I am wrong, no matter who I am or what my circumstances?