We Subsidize Corporate Farms, Why Not Baseball?
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.