Table of contents for A world of chance : betting on religion, games, Wall Street / Reuven Brenner, Gabrielle A. Brenner, Aaron Brown.


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1. From religion to risk management - what do you do when facing uncertainty?; 2. Anything wrong with gambling as a pastime?; 3. Are you rich? Risk-taking, gambling, and the leapfrogging instinct; 4. Betting on futures; 5. Gambling - as banking: poker, junk bonds and central banks; 6. "Lottery is a taxation, and Heav'n be prais'd, it is easily rais'd"; 7. Politics and prohibitions, or, what's a good tax anyway?; 8. How gamblers and risk-takers correct the future; Appendix 1. Gambling and risk-taking: the leapfrogging instinct; Appendix 2. Human nature and the "civilizing" process; Appendix 3. A statistical profile of gamblers.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Risk.
Competition.
Decision making.
Wealth.
Social history.
Gambling.
Chance.