by Leslee Kulba
Wild West blogger
We’ve all heard thousands of times that vibrant economies thrive with production, not transfers of wealth. The argument is used to discourage government overreach, usually associated with welfare statism. So, what is it that casinos produce? Should we be alarmed if they are among the largest employers in the region? Methinks entertainment is countercyclical, and its booming is indicative of an economy upheld by few and puny forces.