Unformatted text preview: because the body that is supposed to do whatever is best for the general population (the government), whether that is to allow gambling or not, has a definite bias in one direction. The government financially benefits from supporting the gambling industry and allowing it to grow. Therefore they are not unbiased in deciding whether introducing more casinos is a good idea for the residents, or for the overall economy of the area, instead their judgment is clouded by knowing of all the tax revenue that the gambling industry would bring to the government. This is like how cigarettes are taxed by the government. They are something that is bad for the people who consume them. However, cigarettes are legal in all 50 states even though they bring no economic benefits to the area and are proven to be extremely bad for the people who smoke. Cigarettes, however, are taxed by the state and federal government, and therefore will probably never be outlawed....
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- Fall '08
- U.S. state, Taxation in the United States, Federal government of the United States