In the Washington Times, CEA President John Mozena and Mercatus Center Senior Research Fellow Michael D. Farren blitzed Virginia's plans to massively subsidize a new NFL stadium at taxpayers' expense: Every business would love to have the government give back the taxes it pays — along with those paid by its employees and customers —to … Continue reading Washington Times op-ed: Taxpayers line up to be sacked by the Washington Commanders
The following is an email CEA President John Mozena sent to supporters on Friday, February 25. If you'd like to receive emails from the CEA, a signup link is at the bottom of this message. Dear Friends and Supporters of the Center for Economic Accountability, I had originally intended to start this email with a … Continue reading Ukraine reminds us what matters
When it comes to the Jacksonville Jaguars’ arguments in favor of taxpayer-funded upgrades for TIAA Bank Field, it’s time to blow the whistle on excessive economic promises. The team leadership’s claims that new public spending on the stadium would “provide a reasonable return on what will obviously be a sizable investment” by taxpayers long ago … Continue reading Jaguars’ Stadium Proposals Ignore Economic Reality
Across America, states are taking federal dollars meant to support the recovery from the COVID pandemic and using them instead to fund massive economic development subsidy deals. In a column in The Hill today, CEA President John C. Mozena and Mercatus Center Senior Research Fellow Michael D. Farren had a simple message: "We hate to … Continue reading Op-ed in The Hill: Frustrated by a corporate handout ‘Groundhog Day’? Blame the American Rescue Plan.
On February 2nd, the NFL's Washington Football Team announced that it would be renamed the "Commanders." The Center for Economic Accountability took the opportunity to release a statement reminding Washington, DC-area sports fans and taxpayers of the team's terrible track record -- and likely future -- with its publicly financed stadiums. When it Comes to … Continue reading CEA Statement on Renaming of Subsidy-Grubbing Washington Football Team