Choice by chance : an exploration into the practice and virtues of using lotteries in public choices
Sometimes distributional schemes for scarce goods and public roles include a lottery element. Lottery schemes are seen in a variety of contexts, from the selection of jurors and the conscription of soldiers, to the allocation of educational places and affordable housing. The use of lotteries in our allocative practices provokes two questions. First, what exactly is the practice of allocation by lottery, and how widespread and important is it? Second, under what circumstances and why would it be...[Show more]
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