Friday, May 2, 2003

From Liam:

There is another issue to consider in general, which is how such a scale of gambling supports the gambling industry; this is not penny bingo.

While it would be wrong to equate the gambling industry with La Cosa Nostra, and while gambling does provide honest and gainful employment for many, as an industry, it has significant negative externalities that need to be factored in the moral analysis. That is Mr. Bennett's job, not mine, but I note from personal experience that hard gamblers tend as a group to avoid candid moral analysis of such things. Not all forms of legal recreation are morally equal