Monday, September 10, 2018

On spending $100M

Tangetially education related, as spending $100M on this baseball stadium in Worcester means, well:
But does that come across to the public, I ask? Or do people not attuned to the nuances of stadium economics just hear “no new taxes” and leave it at that, even if it’s siphoning off tax money that might otherwise be available for less sportsy purposes? 
“I think the point has come across really well,” says Zimbalist. But, he adds, “you ask, do people understand this? I think in Worcester, they don’t even want to understand it. There’s a tremendous amount of excitement about bringing the team there.”
The article doesn't understand how Worcester schools are funded; otherwise, the stadium plan is categorically taken down.
It's completely irresponsible.

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