Published: The New York Times; Room for Debate, The Opinion Pages
Casinos and whether to allow them at all have long been a very contentious issue. Some would argue that from the purely commercial perspective they make good business sense while others would argue that they wreck lives. Do your research by reading the arguments for and against in the articles on the subject on The New York Times website, annotate the texts, determine your position and write an argumentative essay.
“Are Casinos too Much of a Gamble?”
1. “A Vital Source of Jobs and Development” http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2013/10/09/are-casinos-too-much-of-a-gamble/casinos-will-be-a-vital-source-of-jobs-and-development
2. “Engines of Inequality and Social Illness” Barbara Dafoe Whitehead
3. “Life Savers for Detroit” http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2013/10/09/are-casinos-too-much-of-a-gamble/casinos-were-life-savers-for-detroit