Analysis Of The Odds And Against The Common Good

990 WordsSep 28, 20164 Pages
Analysis of the odds The lottery in this country is a big past time for Americans. It gives hope to the hopeless and disappointment to a multitude of participants. A quick view of statistical information regarding the lottery shows that out of all people who take part in this country wide phenomenon, each individual person has a 1 in 175,223,510 chance of hitting the jackpot (AmericanStatisticalAssociation.org). The author of “Against The Odds and Against the Common Good”, argues that the state lotteries are “urging people to gamble”. Gloria Jimenez, of whom is the author of “Against The Odds and Against the Common Good”, creates assumptions that support her stance on her argument. Jimenez also uses the viewpoint from people who disagree with her logic, by stating various counter statements that contradict her stance. To fully understand Jimenez, we have to view the different factors of her stance on why states should not be urging people to gamble, assumptions that she makes to support her stance and countering views of people who don’t necessarily agree with her argument. First and foremost, Jimenez argues the lotteries effect on the majority of lower class Americans and people who are effected by the addiction to gamble. Jimenez backs up this argument by telling of the “Deceptive slogans” used to tempt the less fortunate. Among the slogans used, she emphasizes on the slogan “This could be your ticket out”. This is one of many slogans that explicitly

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