As the saying goes, lottery and gambling is just taxation on people who cannot do simple math. Fine, I admit that I sometimes play, but only for small sums, knowing that I probably will lose and realising this is a small price to pay for entertainment.

There is another heavy tax on the naive and gullible. The booming homeopathic, detox, supernatural, miraculous, psychic, spiritual remedies, you-name-it industry. They all have one thing in common, people pay good money for something that no one has been able to proof that works.

If it cannot be demonstrated by objective experiment that something does work, the most likely explanation is that it simply doesn’t.