Monday, March 29, 2004

Great article on the Welfare Sox and what to do with all that public money

(That's my term -- the Welfare Sox -- since we taxpayers subsidize each White Sox ticket to the tune of $20.20. That's every single ticket sold to a White Sox fan -- we pay $20.20.)

Anyway, here's the article by the Metro Chicago Information Center.

The main point: with the ridiculous amount of government money spent on sports stadiums, wouldn't we be better off spending that money on theatres and orchestras, if the point is to create tourist destinations that keep money in the Chicago economy? We could subsidize each ticket for a Chicago play by $20.20.

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