Great Moments in Headline Writing May 20, 2002:…

Great Moments in Headline Writing

May 20, 2002: The NYT waxes ironic.

Midwest Towns Feel Gambling Is a Sure Thing

A little common sense will tell you that you aren’t creating wealth by allowing gambling. At most, you’re stealing it from other communities. And that if everybody has gambling, who’s going to travel when they can stay close to home? The “gaming” boom will only last until the market is saturated, then you’ll see the crash.

I don’t really have a moral objection to gambling. It’s stupid, but hey, a lot of people like stupid things. I like Survivor! I’m just saying that it’s not a long-term solution to a community’s financial problems.

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