Spangle: Should Public Property Enrich Private Owners?

Several years ago, Jim Irsay and the leadership of Indiana and Indianapolis sparked a new trend: Publicly funded stadiums. It had been done before, but Irsay has since become a vocal advocate for publicly financed stadiums. Now even the Indiana Pacers are in on the act, despite CIB shortfalls.

ESPN is not usually a source for political commentary, but one column yesterday caught my eye. It’s a round-up of news in the NFL. The point made by author Gregg Easterbrook:

He writes:

The NFL said last week it might “contribute” some capital to construction of a new stadium for the


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