Welcome, one and all, to the reboot of the Field of Schemes live chats. As promised earlier, I’ve decided to start opening these up not just to FoS Supporters but to anyone who happens by, since they’re more fun with a fuller room. And I am very pleased to announce that joining me for the first chat of the year will be University of Texas-San Antonio economist and Convention Center Follies author Heywood Sanders to talk about the convention-center end of the public subsidy racket, though he knows a fair bit about stadiums as well.
We will be convening here on Thursday, January 22 at 1 pm Eastern, and sticking around for an hour or two, depending on how many questions we get. I’ll be setting up the chat item in the morning, so if anyone can’t make it for the live event, feel free to leave your questions in comments and we’ll get to them as we can.