I don't know if you guys are trying to be "balanced" or what, but I would certainly rethink the title of this piece. There are dozens and dozens of studies showing that the economic impact of publicly funded baseball stadiums is ultimately NEGATIVE. It's one of areas where there's the most agreement in economics.
Additionally, South Street partners might say their "serious about making downtown a magnet for business", but they only care about making a buck, something I typically don't have a problem with. But they're trying to make a buck by using the government to their advantage, something I don't agree with. Well, let me rephrase that. If it went through on its own, and they capitalized, I wouldn't disagree. But because they're lobbying for this terrible thing I disagree and think they're slime balls if they have the good sense to know this is a terrible deal and they're pushing for other people to be hurt anyway.
Again, WWAY, I would change the title of this and get other voices for a more balanced piece.
- Josh Fulton
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