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What Makes Liberals Liberal

10:28 AM, Sep 30, 2009 • By JONATHAN V. LAST
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I'm very sympathetic to the liberal, good-government argument that building big sports complexes with public money is a bad idea because it benefits owners and teams and disadvantages taxpayers. But here's liberal blogger/economist Ryan Avent discussing Chicago's Olympic bid and (a) admitting the liberal critique of publicly-financed sports venues while (b) finding a liberal silver lining:

The Olympics can help to align the interests of fractious local governments and increase public acceptance of tax increases.