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In follow-up to my previous post, I found some relevant information on the voter’s lottery idea. I don’t recall the name of the person credited on NPR for the idea, but I’m thinking Alan Kay was not the guy. At any rate, his article was interesting to skim. And for what it’s worth, I’d pay $1.00 to vote if it meant the chance to win some money.

After reviewing all the preceding relevant information, I believe the best combination is case (1): a dollar tax credit (a low amount that is adequate and acceptable to most voters) and a $10 million lottery. The voter gets a shot at the $10 million lottery and a firm dollar tax credit for voting.

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