Re: Casinos don't make policy senseJune 8 2007 at 2:47 AM
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Response to Casinos don't make policy sense
You are on a completely different page from those who proposed the casino legislation.
The whole purpose of the casinos is no to make money in the usual sense. No one expects these casinos to earn heaps of money. What the casinos are, is a front. First, they're a front for on-line gambling, from which people from within Papua New Guinean will be prohibited from accessing (supposedly). Second, the casinos will be a business front for money laundering.
Thus, it really doesn't matter whether the casinos are good policy sense or not. In fact, "good policy" would never have been a consideration in approving them. You're thinking that you must be in Australia, where differences in opinion stem from differences in what strategy would be good for the country.
That's not the issue in PNG. The issue is what strategy will be best to put money into personal pockets.
Thus, you're talking on a completely different and irrelevant level from what the motivations were to establish them. Your article will hopefully be published, but don't expect to be effective. It won't move people. It doesn't scare those who wrote the legislation either, in fact it encourages them, because they can see that the educated Papua New Guinean still doesn't get it on what's really going on behind the scenes.
Blind people are to the great benefit of corrupt people.