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Statement of Professor John Warren Kindt, Univ. Ill., to the National Gambling Impact Study Commission, "U.S. and International Concerns over the Socio-Economic Costs of Legalized Gambling: Greater than the Illegal Drug Problem?"

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Title: Statement of Professor John Warren Kindt, Univ. Ill., to the National Gambling Impact Study Commission, "U.S. and International Concerns over the Socio-Economic Costs of Legalized Gambling: Greater than the Illegal Drug Problem?"
Author(s): Kindt, John Warren
Subject(s): Gambling Economics Costs Crime
Abstract: Knowing that legalized gambling has a zero-sum economic effect (except for increased socioeconomic costs) in its market, gambling proponents focus public attention on the wrong market-- that is the local market instead of the strategic/regional market. Only in the most unusual hypothetical would the strategic regional benefits gained from legalized gambling outweigh the socio-economic costs. Like legalizing cocaine, the socio-economic costs of legalizing gambling overwhelm the benefits. Via the meta-language model, the McDougall/Lasswell methodology of policy-oriented jurisprudence confirms this conclusion and the analysis.
Issue Date: 1998-05
Citation Info: Statement of Professor John Warren Kindt, Univ. Ill., to the National Gambling Impact Study Commission, "U.S. and International Concerns over the Socio-Economic Costs of Legalized Gambling: Greater than the Illegal Drug Problem?," Chicago, Ill., May 21, 1998.
Genre: Presentation / Lecture / SpeechOther
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/16304
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Rights Information: Copyright 1998 John W. Kindt
Date Available in IDEALS: 2010-05-24
 

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