They Play You Pay

Author: James T. Bennett
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461433320
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They Play, You Pay is a detailed, sometimes irreverent look at a political conundrum: despite evidence that publicly funded ballparks, stadiums, and arenas do not generate net economic growth, governments keep on taxing sales, restaurant patrons, renters of automobiles, and hotel visitors in order to build ever more elaborate cathedrals of professional sport—often in order to satisfy an owner who has threatened to move his team to greener, more subsidy‐happy, pastures. This book is a sweeping survey of the literature in the field, the history of such subsidies, the politics of stadium construction and franchise movement, and the prospects for a re‐privatization of ballpark and stadium financing. It ties together disparate strands in a fascinating story, examining the often colorful cases through which governments became involved in sports. These range from the well‐known to the obscure—from Yankee Stadium and the Astrodome to the Brooklyn Dodgers’ move to Los Angeles (to a privately built ballpark constructed upon land that had been seized via eminent domain from a mostly Mexican‐American population) to such arrant giveaways as Cowboys Stadium. It examines alternatives that might lessen the pressure for public subsidies, whether the Green Bay Packers model (in which the team’s owners are local stockholders) or via league expansions. It also takes a look at little-known, yet significant, episodes such as President Theodore Roosevelt’s intervention in the collegiate football crisis of 1905—a move that indirectly put the federal government on the side of such basic rule changes as the legalization of the forward pass. They Play, You Play is a fresh look at a political and economic puzzle: how it came to be that Joe and Jane Sixpack in the Bronx and Dallas subsidize the Steinbrenners and Jerry Joneses of professional sport.

A History of NFL Preseason and Exhibition Games

Author: Mark L. Ford
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442238933
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This book provides information on every NFL and AFL preseason game played from 1986 to 2013. Interesting events, significant games, key players, new rules, and off-season developments are all detailed, making this a unique and important reference for fans and historians alike.

City of Dreams

Author: Jerald Podair
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400884705
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On the sixtieth anniversary of the Dodgers' move to Los Angeles, the full story of the controversial building of Dodger Stadium and how it helped transform the city. When Walter O'Malley moved his Brooklyn Dodgers to Los Angeles in 1957 with plans to construct a new ballpark next to downtown, he ignited a bitter argument over the future of a rapidly changing city. For the first time, City of Dreams tells the full story of the controversial building of Dodger Stadium—and how it helped create modern Los Angeles by transforming its downtown into a vibrant cultural and entertainment center. In a vivid narrative, Jerald Podair tells how Los Angeles was convulsed between 1957 and 1962 over whether, where, and how to build Dodger Stadium. Competing civic visions clashed. Would Los Angeles be a decentralized, low-tax city of neighborhoods, as demanded by middle-class whites on its peripheries? Or would the baseball park be the first contribution to a revitalized downtown that would brand Los Angeles as a national and global city, as advocated by leaders in business, media, and entertainment? O'Malley's vision triumphed when he opened his privately constructed stadium on April 10, 1962—and over the past half century it has contributed substantially to the city's civic and financial well-being. But in order to build the stadium, O'Malley negotiated with the city to acquire publicly owned land (from which the city had uprooted a Mexican American community), raising sharply contested questions about the relationship between private profit and "public purpose." Indeed, the battle over Dodger Stadium crystallized issues with profound implications for all American cities, and for arguments over the meaning of equality itself. Filled with colorful stories, City of Dreams will fascinate anyone who is interested in the history of the Dodgers, baseball, Los Angeles, and the modern American city.

Routledge Handbook of Sport and Politics

Author: Alan Bairner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317646665
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Sport is frequently considered to be an aspect of popular culture that is, or should be, untainted by the political. However, there is a broad consensus among academics that sport is often at the heart of the political and the political is often central to sport. From the 1936 Olympic Games in Nazi Germany to the civil unrest that preceded the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, sport and politics have remained symbiotic bedfellows. The Routledge Handbook of Sport and Politics goes further than any other book in surveying the complex, embedded relationships between sport and politics. With sections addressing ideologies, nation and statehood, corporate politics, political activism, social justice, and the politics of sports events, it introduces the conceptual foundations that underpin our understanding of the sport-politics nexus and examines emergent issues in this field of study. Including in-depth case studies from North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, this is an essential reference for anybody with an interest in the social scientific study of sport.

Economic and Political Change after Crisis

Author: Stephen H. Balch
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1315505681
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The U.S. Government’s accumulated national debt and unfunded liabilities in social security and Medicare could be pushing the country towards a fiscal crisis. How could such a crisis be avoided? If a crisis does strike, how might it be dealt with? What might be the long term ramifications of experiencing a crisis? The contributors to Economic and Political Change After Crisis explore all of these questions and more. The book begins by exploring how past crises have permanently increased the size and scope of government and how well the rule of law has been maintained during these crises. Chapters explore how these relationships might change in a future crisis and examine how the structure of the U.S. government contributes to a tendency towards fiscal imbalance. In a provocative contribution, the authors predict a U.S. government default on its debt. The book concludes by considering how a fiscal crisis might precipitate or interact with other forms of crises. Social scientists from a variety of disciplines, public policy makers, and concerned members of the general public would all benefit from the contributions contained in this book. If the U.S. is going to avoid a future crisis, or do as well as possible if a crisis occurs, the arguments in these chapters should be given serious consideration.

Was man f r Geld nicht kaufen kann

Author: Michael J. Sandel
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 3843705097
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Darf ein Staat Söldner verpflichten, um Kriege zu führen? Ist es moralisch vertretbar, Leute dafür zu bezahlen, dass sie Organe spenden? Dürfen Unternehmen gegen Geld das Recht erwerben, die Luft zu verpesten? Fast alles scheint heute käuflich zu sein. Wollten wir das so? Und was können wir dagegen tun? Mit Verve und anhand prägnanter Beispiele widmet sich Michael J. Sandel dieser wichtigen ethischen Frage. Die Regeln des Marktes haben fast alle Lebensbereiche infiltriert, auch jene, die eigentlich jenseits von Konsum und Mehrwert liegen sollten: Medizin, Erziehung, Politik, Recht und Gesetz, Kunst, Sport, sogar Familie und Partnerschaft. Ohne es zu merken, haben wir uns von einer Marktwirtschaft in eine Marktgesellschaft gewandelt. Ist da nicht etwas grundlegend schief gelaufen? Mit Verve und anhand prägnanter Beispiele wirft Michael Sandel eine der wichtigsten ethischen Fragen unserer Zeit auf: Wie können wir den Markt daran hindern, Felder zu beherrschen, in denen er nichts zu suchen hat? Wo liegen seine moralischen Grenzen? Und wie können wir zivilisatorische Errungenschaften bewahren, für die sich der Markt nicht interessiert und die man für kein Geld der Welt kaufen kann?

Money

Author: Tony Robbins
Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag
ISBN: 3862487393
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Mehr als 10 Jahre sind seit seiner letzten Veröffentlichung in Deutschland vergangen, jetzt meldet sich Anthony Robbins zurück. Als Personal Trainer beriet er Persönlichkeiten wie Bill Clinton und Serena Williams sowie ein weltweites Millionenpublikum, nun widmet er seine Aufmerksamkeit den Finanzen. Basierend auf umfangreichen Recherchen und Interviews mit mehr als 50 Starinvestoren, wie Warren Buffett oder Star-Hedgefondsmanager Carl Icahn, hat Robbins die besten Strategien für die private finanzielle Absicherung entwickelt. Sein Werk bündelt die Expertise erfolgreicher Finanzmarktakteure und seine Beratungserfahrung. Selbst komplexe Anlagestrategien werden verständlich erläutert, ohne an Präzision einzubüßen. In 7 Schritten zur finanziellen Unabhängigkeit - praxisnah und für jeden umsetzbar.

Stadien und Arenen

Author: Volkwin Marg
Publisher: Hatje Cantz Pub
ISBN:
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In their creative diversity and yet clearly recognizable style, the stadia of the architects von Gerkan, Marg und Partner represent an outstanding contribution to the architecture of sports arenas in the modern age. Quotations, essays, interviews, and commentaries on the choreography of the masses as well as a chronicle of the history of sports arenas worldwide provide an in-depth introduction to the subject. Book jacket.

Special Deluxe

Author: Neil Young
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
ISBN: 3462315056
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Auf dem Roadtrip mit dem großen Neil Young Der Ausnahmemusiker und seine zweite große Leidenschaft: Nach seinem unkonventionellen autobiographischen Buch »Ein Hippie-Traum« präsentiert Neil Young in »Special Deluxe« nun im Spiegel seiner unzähligen Traumautos weitere sehr persönliche, warmherzige und humorvolle Geschichten aus seinem Leben. In seinen musikalischen Anfängen fuhr er mit seinen Lieblingsschlitten von Gig zu Gig. Wenn er sich die Reparatur nicht leisten konnte, ließ er sie auch schon einmal am Straßenrand stehen – und fragt sich bis heute, was aus ihnen geworden ist. Mit dem Erfolg kamen die Sammelleidenschaft und ein Fuhrpark beträchtlichen Ausmaßes: Das Leben des großen Musikers Neil Young ist nicht zuletzt ein Leben mit wunderschönen, vor Chrom glänzenden Oldtimern. Und so nimmt er seine Fans erneut mit auf die Fahrten seines Lebens, erzählt von Familienausflügen mit seinen Eltern, von seinen ersten Konzerttouren mit »Mort«, seinem geliebten Bestattungswagen, vom Rock`n`Roll-Leben, von Spritztouren mit seinen Kindern, vom Entdeckerglück des Sammlers, von seinem Engagement für die Verbreitung umweltfreundlicher Fahrzeuge – und entpuppt sich nicht zuletzt als großartiger Zeichner seiner Lieblinge auf Rädern. »Special Deluxe« liest sich, als säße man auf dem Beifahrersitz neben einem vergnügt plaudernden Neil Young und führe mit ihm in einem seiner Oldtimer durch sein Leben. Ein herrliches Geschenk für alle Fans von Neil Young. Und das ultimative Geschenkbuch für alle Männer, die das Kind in sich bewahrt haben.