In “The Power of Poker”, Marks explains that the stereotypical idea that poker players have “poor money management skills” is false and that in order to be a successful poker player, you need to know “want in a hand”, “how much money you have, how much money your opponent has, and the amount in the pot” (153). Marks is illustrating the audience this to explain that in making great financial choices, you need to be able to adapt to certain changes that might come up and being able to have strategy for these changes which you learn in playing poker. This quotation gives the audience a explanation of how logical playing poker is for the majority of Americans. Although Patrizi uses sound logos in “My College Addiction”, by arguing that colleges educate “students to prevent these practices” like distributing condoms and “hazing prohibitions” that could help them have better money management skills instead of gambling (155). Because playing online poker in college has shown to lead kids into more debt, there showed more services and down to eliminate this sort of occurrence to happening.
Casinos are, as Rosengren puts it, “a social negative.” There have been many lawsuits made against casino gambling throughout history. Rosengren gives evidence of this claim through the Stevens case (his wife sued the casino industry), which was made famous publicly to lawyers. “Soon enough,” Rosengren hopes, “lawyers everywhere will be smelling the blood in the water.” Rosengren abruptly ends this article by dramatically detailing the last moments of Scott Steven’s life, with the very last sentence as his successful suicide
Atlantic City was once the powerhouse of the east coast raking in tourists, large sums of money, and monopolizing the gambling industry. Nick Paumgarten wrote “The Death and Life of Atlantic City”, which states “The casino closures in Atlantic City have contributed to the loss of nearly 10,000 jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics” (102). Four out of the twelve casinos closed which contributed to 8,000 of those jobs. Three of the remaining casinos are currently facing bankruptcy which contributes to the other 2,000 people left jobless. The question Atlantic City is faced with a matter of needing more gambling or less?
Wisconsin’s First Congressional District Representative, Paul Ryan, is also the current Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. He is serving his tenth year in the House at forty-seven years old. He resides in his home state of Wisconsin where he graduated from Joseph A. Craig High School. Ryan attended Miami University where he earned his degree in economics and political science. Following college, he moved to Washington D.C. to work for the Hill and to aide Senator Bob Kasten. He later ran for the House in 1998, becoming a member at the age of 28. In 2012, Paul Ryan ran as the Republican vice presidential candidate and lost the election. Afterwards, in 2015, he became Speaker of the House and is currently serving his third year and second term in this position.
At the start of America as we know it today, George Washington, our nation’s first president shared his opinion on the formation of political parties and how he believe they would tear up the nation and do more harm than good. Against Washington’s wishes two political parties came to rise; the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists, would be later known as Democrats and Republicans. Although these two parties agree on topics such as good schools, healthy families, safe streets and a sound economy, there are details in which the two parties do not see eye to eye. Republicans are commonly characterized as right-leaning and conservative. Direction leaning refers to how conservative or liberal a party is. The right side of the spectrum refers to conservatism while the left side refers to
Casinos conveniently place the most popular machines and slot games near entrances. They do this so when a player is leaving they might reconsider and play more even if they already planned on leaving. Casinos have a unique layout to ensure who gamblers spend more time in their casino. This enables gamblers to maximize their time and money onto their addiction.
I think that there is a cautionary tale that we all have to look to, the plate of Atlantic City. The city that when it began the foray into gambling as an economic remedy for the challenges of our ability to compete as a market place. What happens? Have we seen what happened to Atlantic City? Atlantic City had a boom in which people were building, developers were going in, there was that economic rush, but what we have seen in the past years has been a demise or a community.
AARP strongly opposes ANY bill that raises healthcare costs and lowers coverage. AARP urged the Senate to focus on bipartisan solutions that will lower the cost and improve care for the American people. They also gave out a number so their members could call their Senators and complain. There were a ton of comments on their page about
Collectively, we urge your support for S3111 and respectfully ask for the bill to be posted for a vote in the Senate Budget Committee. We applaud Senator Gill for the introduction of S3111 and Senator Kean and Beach for signing on as co-sponsors of the bill. S3111 was passed out of the Senate Commerce Committee with unanimous support. We urge the members of the Budget Committee to lend their support for successful passage of S3111.
her attorney, Sarah Weddington, struggled to find how her argument was unconstitutional. With her first opponent arguing for Texas, Jay Floyd, and her second opponent arguing for Texas, Robert C. flowers. Both opponents continually fired at her argument, Weddington came back with a
He has attempted to present gambling as the panacea to cure all Alabama’s economic problems. John Robertson, a former Alabama governor, said “gambling brings the bad people to town and brings out the bad in good people.” Alabamians should have good reasons to oppose legalizing gambling. In the 1940s and early 1950s, Phenix City became the “wickedest city in America” and the home of a powerful crime syndicate. Albert Patterson was murdered in 1954 because he waged a race for attorney general on the promise to rid Phenix City of gambling.
As Michael Baye writes in the American Economic Review, "the justice system precludes politicians from explicitly selling the prize to the highest bidder. Thus, politicians cannot let it become public knowledge that they are in the business of selling political favors. So an interesting market has been created to overcome this constraint, lobbying" (Baye 1993). Seemingly harsh words by the author, a closer examination of the world lobbyist reside in shows it to in fact be a market to buy and sell political favors. Politicians will always try and mask that this is not the case by proclaiming every bill they support is for the betterment of the local voters.