The Corner

If You Build It, They Will Pay

Speaking of baseball, the latest BTC interview is with Neil DeMause, who is the leading expert on the boondoggle of government subsidies and professional sports stadiums. His book, Field of Schemes, is just out in a revised and updated edition. He says the new Washington Nationals ballpark, opening in just a few days, is one of the biggest taxpayer scams he’s ever seen.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.