Thursday, March 19, 2009

Today in 1931

On this day in 1931 Nevada re-legalized gambling to stimulate their economy during the Great Depression. What was supposed to be a "quick fix" is now Nevada's largest source of income. Gambling was actually legal until 1909, when gaming began to be perceived negatively.

With our current recession one can't help but wonder what type of revenue could be generated if we legalized a few "illegal" things.

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