Tag Archives: Dr. Patrick Basham
- Becky’s Affiliated: Fireside Chat with Patrick Basham on US Presidential Election, Brexit & Bitcoin
October 20, 2016
Patrick Basham, Founder of The Democracy Institute, is the co-author of “Gambling: A Safe Bet”, a book designed to educate the public on how and why gambling is actually good for you. Basham is a proud libertarian who openly shares his insights on issues around the world involving politics, “controversial”...
- A Risky Business: Countering a Gambling Advert Ban
October 12, 2016
The kids are not all right. That’s the belief held by the British government, which wants to end the televised marketing of gambling products. This new nanny state campaign occupied much of the front page of Friday’s edition of The Times newspaper, whose banner headline declared, “Gambling adverts face ban...
- The Freedom to Win: An Economic Predictor of EURO 2016
June 10, 2016
Most punters and pundits agree that France is the probable winner of the EURO 2016 soccer tournament that kicks off Friday evening in Paris when the host nation entertains Romania. But, France isn’t necessarily the smart bet; in fact, France may be the riskiest ‘safe’ bet on the board. The...
- POLL: CANADA’S LIBERALS, CONSERVATIVES IN VIRTUAL TIE
October 16, 2015
RACE TOO CLOSE TO CALL – LATE DECIDERS WILL CHOOSE WINNER; VOTERS SAY HARPER BEST ON GLOBAL STAGE – NARROWLY SUPPORT TPP Washington DC (16 Oct 2015) – Four days before Election Day in Canada, the Liberals and the Conservatives are virtually tied in voter support, according to a survey,...
- A World Cup secret: the free-economy ‘X factor’
June 11, 2014
Reprinted with permission. Editorial originally ran in the New York Post June 9, 2014 - http://nypost.com/2014/06/09/a-world-cup-secret-the-free-economy-x-factor/ Pundits handicapping the World Cup miss an “X factor” that seems to explain why some teams exceed expectations: It’s economic freedom. A nation’s ability to play the Beautiful Game correlates better with her willingness...
- The Super Bowl Is a Bad Economic Bet
January 29, 2014
The Super Bowl is unquestionably great entertainment value, but its economic value is highly questionable. Although there is huge interest from both the general public and gamblers –in Nevada, alone, betting on Sunday’s game may eclipse $100 million for the first time –the Super Bowl’s positive economic impact upon the...
MLB commish eyes joining Las Vegas expansion party
April 21, 2017
Pats owner’s casino ties expose NFL’s gambling hypocrisy
April 25, 2017