Excellent Editorial on the Awful Stadium Deal

Michael Lewis, writing in Miami Today, summarizes the awfulness of the proposed deal whereby local taxpayers would build an expensive and largely unwanted domed stadium and basically gift it to the owners of the Miami Marlins. See As last-minute facts dribble out, stadium deal gets worse.

This story really has everything. Socialism for rich people. Kleptocracy. Secret deals with all the critical info kept from the public. Commissioners caving. The local newspaper, a pale shadow of its never particularly independent self when it comes to local issues that effect developers' pocketbooks, fully in the tank.

And of course the scandal of more or less wasting many hundreds of millions of dollars that could be spent on more pressing local needs.

(Spotted via Eye on Miami).

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