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RE: Dallas to Calatrava: Redesign within the Budget

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For instance, it has been shown by in-depth study, that sports teams do
NOT add that much to the economy of a given city, other than "intangible
value."

Just as you say, for every dollar taken in, there's a good part of a
dollar that goes out somewhere else in the city (e.g. folks are going to
the sports venue, so they don't go to the movies that weekend).

In truth, I think real economic value is ADDED when something is
PRODUCED--even if it's in the form of information or organized data.

"Bread and circuses" has always been a formula for public waste.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jordan Truesdell, PE [mailto:seaint1(--nospam--at)truesdellengineering.com] 
Sent: Friday, June 09, 2006 3:08 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Re: Dallas to Calatrava: Redesign within the Budget

I've always found it interesting that nobody determines who the losers 
are in such situations, and how big the losses are. 

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