The Pros and Cons of Gambling: Is it a Leisure Activity or a Serious Problem?
This essay explores the idea of gambling as an acceptable form of leisure. It discusses the definition of gambling, the social and psychological effects of gambling, and argues that although gambling can have negative effects, it can also be seen as a positive form of leisure when undertaken in moderation.More
The Negative Impact of Gambling
This essay discusses the history of gambling, its impact on social development and public investment, and the dangers it poses to tourists and cultural influences.More
Two laws that should be enacted in all states: outlawing open-air movie theatres and animal exploitation.
This essay discusses two laws that should be enacted in all states: outlawing open-air movie theatres, and outlawing animal exploitation. Open-air movie theatres are a public health hazard due to the amplified sound and light pollution. Animal exploitation is cruel and unnecessary, and causes animals to suffer needlessly. These laws would protect citizens from exposure to noise and light pollution, and from the cruelty of animal exploitation.More
Gambling Addiction: Perspectives from Those Who Have Experienced It
This essay explores four different perspectives on gambling addiction. Mister Brown, a recovering gambling addict, describes how gambling took over his life and led to him losing his job, his family, and almost his life. Ian, a family member of someone with a gambling problem, talks about how gambling can ruin families and tear them apart. Dr. Timothy Fong, a professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, discusses how gambling addiction is a brain disorder that is caused by changes in brain chemistry. Julie Hynes, a family member of someone with a gambling problem, talks about how her husband's gambling addiction led to him lying, cheating, and stealing from her and their children.More