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Steve Ahlquist is an award-winning journalist, writer, artist and founding member of the Humanists of Rhode Island, a non-profit group dedicated to reason, compassion, optimism, courage and action. The views expressed are his own and not necessarily those of any organization of which he is a member.

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"We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” - Elie Weisel

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor." - Desmond Tutu

"There comes a time when neutrality and laying low become dishonorable. If you’re not in revolt, you’re in cahoots. When this period and your name are mentioned, decades hence, your grandkids will look away in shame." - David Brooks

2 responses to “Sports economist Victor Matheson: No public subsidies for new ballpark”

  1. No Tax Dollars For Stadium - Providence Daily Dose

    […] I had hoped that they would avail themselves of the expertise of Victor Matheson, professor of economics at College of the Holy Cross, who has been studying this for over 10 years and made a comprehensive presentation to the public back to 2015 (RI Future). […]

  2. Stadium Hearing Tonight — Tolman High - Providence Daily Dose

    […] Jobs, and Taxes: Are New Stadiums Worth the Cost?” — ran back in 1997, but the evidence supporting his thesis that stadiums are a bad deal for taxpayers has only mounted in the intervening years. I include […]

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