Yet, people buy it. They've been told all along, by casino developers or their
I would think that the onus would be on casinos to prove why Massachusetts should risk its economy for revenue that may or may not be new, but instead of being a smarty-pants, I just want to have a conversation. It's time for a little leadership on this issue over at Beacon Hill, or any number of our colleges and universities, or the forth estate, but such leadership has been few and far between. Not a single group, state agency or organization has stepped up and been willing to closely examine the many changes casinos will mean for Massachusetts. Not a single thorough, reputable study has been commissioned.
Sadly, I can't be the one to do it. It would cost millions and take months. However, I can try to explain my main points - that casinos will have a negative impact on both the economy and communities - in ways that can make sense to more and more people. That's what Part 2 will be doing on Sunday! Check it out over at BlueMassGroup.