Doubling Down on a Troubled Industry

Robert Steele and Tony Hwang, Journal Inquirer, 11/10/2015

Looking at the evidence nationally, the Institute for American Values, a nonpartisan think tank, concluded that casinos constitute a regressive tax that hits low-wage earners, minorities, and the elderly the hardest. In sum, the Institute found, the new regional and local casinos drain wealth from communities, weaken nearby businesses, hurt property values, and reduce civic participation, family stability, and other forms of social capital that are at the heart of a successful community.

Subjects: Casinos, Gambling

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