Author: James Powell

James has recently completed his masters in global political economy at the University of Sheffield. He has a varied focus ranging from the impact of the state and institutions, to the economic and political structure of the international social order. After writing dissertations - on the impact of the war on drugs on wellbeing in Latin America, and on the compatibility of veganism and capitalism - he is continuing his exploration of these themes with Yorkshire Bylines.

The National Lottery: a gamble for prosperity

James Powell

The National Lottery is a state-franchised gambling enterprise, which has been on our televisions for nearly three decades, the first draw taking place in May of 1994. Like other national lotteries it represents an opportunity to ‘get rich quick’ for ordinary citizens. It justifies its existence by using some of its profits to fund projects […]