- Hardcover: 298 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press (March 30, 1990)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0521381800
- ISBN-13: 978-0521381802
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.1 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,427,346 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Gambling and Speculation: A Theory, a History, and a Future of some Human Decisions
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"Gambling and Speculation presents an intelligent advocacy position in favor of the legalization of gambling. It pulls together information that is fascinating from both an historic perspective and a traditional economic perspective. The book is a significant contribution to the growing body of serious literature dealing with the phenomenon of gambling." William R Eadington, University of Nevada, Reno; Director, Institute for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming
"Brenner is one of the freshest writers I have read in economics, willing to introduce himself into his prose and express (sometimes outrageous) opinions. I like to read him." Richard C. Rockwell, Social Science Research Council
"This is a novel defense of an unfamiliar proposition, advocating the legalization of gambling. The argument of the book is easy to follow and, as usual with Brenner, he is provocative and interesting. His historical remarks bring forth much that I did not know, and , needless to say, the theme of gambling and its appropriate social role is significant and topical." William H. McNeill, University of Chicago
"...a very provocative discussion which should prove enlightening to all readers. Given the current debate over lotteries in many states, this work is recommended reading for policy makers and lay readers who desire more background on this timely topic." Roger Tutterow, Southern Economic Journal
Gambling and Speculation takes the long, historic perspective of its controversial subject. The book offers not only a better understanding of the recent "gambling craze," but also a fundamental inquiry into human nature and the structure of societies.
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