A. Barton Hinkle: No More Tax Dollars for Sports Stadiums


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Study after study has concluded that sports stadiums do not improve local economies, observes A. Barton Hinkle. Think tanks across the ideological spectrum—from the laissez-faire Cato Institute to the centrist Brookings Institution to the left-wing Center for American Progress—all have reached that same conclusion. So why are taxpayers still on the hook?