Traditionally, January is the time of year when people think about making changes. Every New Year, I often think about whether I could do something other than make a living as an economist. After a friend had a particularly lucky streak, I wondered whether it might be possible to live off National Lottery scratch card winnings. I’ve also thought about whether I could eke out an existence by winning competitions, after reading an article suggesting that many magazine competitions actually have fairly low entry rates. Apparently, a couple of hours a night is all it takes to have a steady Continue reading I’m rubbish at gambling. But it’s not my fault: I blame economics.