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Washington Times op-ed: Taxpayers line up to be sacked by the Washington Commanders

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

Jaguars’ Stadium Proposals Ignore Economic Reality

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

Op-ed in The Hill: Frustrated by a corporate handout ‘Groundhog Day’? Blame the American Rescue Plan.

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.

CEA Statement on Renaming of Subsidy-Grubbing Washington Football Team

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