In this damning indictment of legalized gambling, Goodman documents how this business, which generates more than $40 billion dollars a year in revenues, is also the cause of myriad economic and social problems for the very communities that have looked to it as a panacea.
Robert Goodman is Lemelson Professor of Environment Design and Planning at Hampshire college and a former columnist for the Boston Globe. He is the author of After the Planners and The Last Entrepreneurs: America’s Regional Wars for Jobs and Dollars, as well as numerous articles on urban planning and economic policy. He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.
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