Guests: Deborah Figart, Ellen Mutari
Atlantic City casinos have been hit hard in recent years. The recession, Superstorm Sandy and competition from neighboring states have led to steep revenue declines and have forced four of the city’s casinos to close. This has meant that thousands of casino workers have lost their jobs. Two New Jersey economists have been tracking the work and lives of Atlantic City’s casino employees for almost a decade and have watched the impact that economic instability has had on the community. Guest host Mary Cummings-Jordan talks with DEBORAH FIGART, Professor of Education and Economics at Stockton University and ELLEN MUTARI, Professor of Economics at the Stockton University about the book they’ve written together, Just One More Hand: Life in the Casino Economy.
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