Re-exploring Sports Welfare

PatrickHrubyAs you digest your Thanksgiving feast this Thursday and settle in to watch some football with the family, keep in mind that your down time comes with a cost. Nearly all NFL teams are profitable before a single ticket is sold and for most of these teams it’s public dollars that have made this level of profitability possible. This week on Sea Change Radio, we re-visit our 2014 discussion with Patrick Hruby, a contributing Editor at VICE Sports. In this examination of “sports welfare,” Hruby talks about how common government subsidies are in the sports industry, and the opportunity cost felt by environmental causes when public coffers are drained in order to bankroll some of the wealthiest enterprises in America.