Oliver tackles the waste of paying for sports stadiums

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Economists haven’t been able to convince cities that there’s no monetary gain in dishing out millions of dollars to wealthy sports teams owners for sports stadiums.

Maybe it’s time for a comedian to take a crack at it.

And last evening, John Oliver did on his HBO show.

Oh, yes, it includes the shameless Minnesota Twins pitch for a new stadium that used kids with cancer.