Lucky society

delriviere christophe (
Mon, 2 Aug 1999 14:22:32 +0200

Recently, I had this idea, not that I think it's a new one, but I believe it should be investigated a little...

In what kind of society would we live if for each financial transaction, how little it is, a small percentage of this transaction was assignated to a zero sum lottery ?
you buy a car, a TV, a gsm, a chocolate, a fruit, a house, a beer, a service, wathever, a small percentage of the price is invested in a permanent and fast lottery for you in an automated way. That would be
totally enforced by law.

If the parameters of the lottery game were correctly settled, would not we be able to live in a society with a very huge dynamic of consommation, very good for industry and employement but with some kind of great equalizer for the people provided by the lottery ? The best of both worlds in some sense.

Certainly, I don't have a clue about economy ;)... Is this idea naive, already have been investiguated or something else ? what do you think ?



an interesting and fun side effect would be to select the Darwin way a more lucky society, for sure we really need it for the future ;)