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We Subsidize Corporate Farms, Why Not Baseball?

Monday, January 25, 2010

The Wall Street Journal's Real Time Economics blog interviewed Minnesota Twins' President Jerry Bell (subscription required) and asked him about the Twins' new taxpayer-funded stadium.

WSJ: What is your response to people who say the public shouldn’t be subsidizing private businesses?

Bell: That’s virtually everywhere. Take farms. Everybody believes that a farm subsidy helps the family farmer. The family farmer is now a corporate farmer and the subsidies are going to corporations. We got into this, and I don’t know how we did, but we did, and now it’s in sports as well.

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