John Oliver on Stadium Infrastructure

In a humorous account, John Oliver explains why wealthy sports teams are ripping-off American taxpayers via expensive stadium infrastructure, which is an investment that essentially never “pay off” for tax payers in those cities. There are strong opinions about this, suggesting that benefits rarely materialize, which are supported by public research, although there are presumably intangible benefits of having a local team stay local.

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Associate Professor of Sociology, Environmental Studies, and Science and Technology Studies at Penn State, Nicholas mainly writes about understanding the scientific study of states and, thus, it is namely about state theory. Given his training in sociology and STS, he takes a decidedly STS-oriented approach to state theory and issues of governance.

6 thoughts on “John Oliver on Stadium Infrastructure

  1. that’s brutal, i’ve recently had to give up on local politics (especially around infrastructure) for my health, gotta love the billion dollar drop tho make it rain make it rain…

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  2. Pingback: Infrastructure Discourse: Poorly Regulated and Explicitly Not Sexy? | Installing (Social) Order

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