I am no fan of gambling--if you want to throw away a bunch of money, you can just write me a check, and I'll even send you a thank you note--but somehow it's a bit sad that the "Trump Taj Mahal" is closing. Now there are all kinds of reasons from the closing, most notably a horrible casino market in Atlantic City and a union that apparently chose unemployment for its members instead of pay and benefit cuts, but the closing is still sad because the name "Taj Mahal" is a perfect picture of casino gambling.
The Taj, of course, is a mausoleum. And in a casino, the hopes and dreams of customers are buried in the proverb "The house always wins." What a great picture of gambling!
Great, but. . . . - On the surface, this sounds like a positive development: Carol T. Christ, UC Berkeley’s 11th chancellor and the first woman to lead the nation’s top public...
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