The Luck Business

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Touchstone, Nov 6, 1996 - Social Science - 288 pages
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In this damning indictment of legalized gambling, Goodman documents how this business, which generates more than $40 billion dollars a year in revenues, is also the cause of myriad economic and social problems for the very communities that have looked to it as a panacea.

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The luck business: the devastating consequences and broken promises of America's gambling explosion

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Goodman, a Hampshire College professor and former director of the U.S. Gambling Study, strongly opposes current forms of legalized gambling in the United States. His unrelenting attack mode, vehemence ... Read full review

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About the author (1996)

Robert M. Goodman is an Emmy-nominated director and an award-winning writer/producer whose work has appeared on PBS and in dozens of countries around the world. He's a contributing editor for "The Independent Film & Video Monthly" and an acknowledged expert in digital production who has reviewed every major editing system introduced since 1994. Goodman has presented workshops at the major film festivals in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Atlanta, and for AIVF, IFP, SMPTE, Women in Film, and the Sony Corporation. He's been profiled on Bravo's Split Screen and is the co-producer of Stone Reader, which won the top two awards - the Audience Award for Best Feature Film and a Grand Jury Special Honor - at the 2002 Slamdance Film Festival.

Patrick J. McGrath is a faculty member at the Art Institute of Philadelphia and an Avid-certified instructor who has taught the art of editing to thousands of students over the past decade. As an independent producer, his recent projects have included commercials, documentaries, and over 70 live concert performances. During his long career as Executive Producer of Bell Atlantic Corporate Television, McGrath produced nearly one thousand programs and has won business, industry and teaching awards for his work. He has been a professional video editor since 1974.

Both authors live in Philadelphia.

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