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Upside to downturn?

moversWriter Michael Medved sees in the dramatic decline in residential mobility "grounds for encouragement and reassurance," he wrote for USA Today, viewing it as especially positive for kids and stable families and communities. "Too often, news reports ignore the unanticipated blessings that flow from the tough business climate," he said. "Numbers suggest a dramatic drop in revenue for lotteries and casinos meaning less money squandered on gaming and less risk of gambling addiction. Other figures suggest fewer divorce filings as fewer couples can afford legal bills and separate residences."

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