Thursday, March 31, 2005

I take this as a sign of the times.

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

I think nowadays many people forget that word "pursuit."

Sir, I do not call a gamester a dishonest man; but I call him an unsociable man, an unprofitable man. Gaming is a mode of transferring property without producing any intermediate good.
-Samuel Johnson

You cannot get anything out of nature or from God by gambling; only out of your neighbor.
-John Ruskin


I saw this headline in the NY Times today and thought, how sad.

As Gambling Grows, States Depend on Their Cut
By FOX BUTTERFIELD
Gambling revenues have become a critical stream of income for states, in some cases surpassing the corporate income tax.

1 Comments:

At 9:22 AM, Blogger Tyler said...

States depend a lot on so-called "sin taxes" - on gambling, on liquor, on tobacco.

Hopw long before states start encouraging these sins?

 

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