While everyone's free to be as nostalgic as they like about Candlestick Park now that it's probably seen the end of its useful life, it's worth remembering that it wasn't only a miserable place to watch a game, but also a forerunner of the modern public financing con. The piece below, which originally ran in the San Francisco Bay Guardian in 1972 1968 and is reprinted by permission of the author, lays out the mechanics of the scam, which should sound awfully familiar.

- dave 1-15-2014 8:57 pm

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