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Economics of gambling: cost and benefits

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Very well, gambling is a losing proposition for those who indulge in it, and it is addictive to some small percentage of the population who lose their shirts and ruin their lives with it, but it does create jobs, you might say, and it does stimulate the ever-loving economy. This is the position of the gambling industry (which calls itself the gaming industry), and it is one generally accepted by local and state governments, which ...

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June 28, 2011
5:07 p.m.

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Not only that, Carl, but I believe medicine is still using leeches in some extreme situations, such as burns therapy.

June 29, 2011
12:02 a.m.

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And these studies were readily available and I think were even presented in NY...but gambling or "gaming" was approved anyway..