Date: 27 Mar 2012 | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Sports not only builds strong bones and teamwork.  Sports teams build community.  We root for our home teams, whether they be high school or college or professional.  But sports has become big business and increasingly our home teams have become absentee owned.  And the absentee owners in all leagues threaten to pick up and go to another community if they are not given huge subsidies, usually in the form of a new stadium or ballpark.

What policies can we adopt that allow us that the home team will stay at home and remain a way for all ages and races and genders to bond as fans?

David Morris
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David Morris is co-founder of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and currently ILSR's distinguished fellow. His five non-fiction books range from an analysis of Chilean development to the future of electric power to the transformation of cities and neighborhoods.  For 14 years he was a regular columnist for the Saint Paul Pioneer Press. His essays on public policy have appeared in the New York TimesWall Street Journal, Washington PostSalonAlternetCommon Dreams, and the Huffington Post.