Good News, Bad News on Stadium Welfare
The bad (and unsurprising) news: The billionaire boys' club that runs Major League Baseball is demanding five new publicly financed stadiums, and in some cases the use of eminent domain to clear ground for them. The good (and somewhat surprising) news is that lawmakers from insecure burgs like Portland, Oregon and Kansas City are telling the welfare queens to get stuffed. Updates here.
Reason's lineup of sports-welfare critics includes Daniel McGraw, Jacob Sullum, your humble Angels fan, Jonathan Rauch, and Rick Henderson, for starters.