So what if people are desperate? I'm desperate for $1 million to the degree I am willing to sacrifice other things for $1 million. Your appeal to desperation doesn't change anything. If I am starving in the street, about to die, and I am offered a million bucks to cut off my leg or gouge out my eyes, I'd probably do it. By making that illegal you are killing me. You are the control freak who doesn't want people to be able to make their own choices. If someone thinks cutting off their leg and becoming rich is better than the other options, that is their decision to make--not yours. You have no right to prohibit them from choosing the option they subjectively view as best.