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Sports economists agree that cities--and taxpayers--get close to nothing from spending public money on sports teams. What they haven't figured out is why we're still doing it.

By Drake Bennett
March 19, 2006

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FOR THE PAST FEW MONTHS, a dispute has been simmering between the Red Sox and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. The Sox, along with some neighboring businesses and hospitals, have been lobbying for $55 million in state money for bus, subway, and road improvements near Fenway Park that would enhance the value of the property in the area, much of which ... (Full article: 1828 words)

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