113: Windfall

113: Windfall

Oct 16, 1998
What happens when you suddenly strike it rich. And the power money has over our lives, for good and bad.
  • Alix Spiegel reports on an entire community that's turned its back on easy money—for now. Nine years ago a native American community in Minnesota—the Mille Lacs band of Ojebway—built a casino. The reservation had been poor for a century, but soon they were the second biggest tourist attraction in the state, second only to the Mall of America. They had hundreds of millions of dollars...but of course, too much money can be as destructive as too little...and it's unclear what to do with all the cash. (22 minutes)EconomicsGambling
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    • "America", Little Jack Melody and His Young Turks

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