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Posted by Science Pub RVA on 03/28/2016 at 12:40 PM

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Re: “Ballpark Boosters

Excerpts from Aaron Gordon's very worthy article "America Has a Stadium Problem"…

"Economists have long known stadiums to be poor public investments. Most of the jobs created by stadium-building projects are either temporary, low-paying, or out-of-state contracting jobs—none of which contribute greatly to the local economy."

"Most fans do not spend additional money as a result of a new stadium; they re-direct money they would have spent elsewhere on movies, dining, bowling, tarot-card reading, or other businesses."

"Economists have also been, according to Long, drastically underestimating the true cost of these projects . . . by 25 percent."

"Public choice problems are incredibly hard to solve." ". . . The problem arises when our children become undereducated, our police forces understaffed, and our firehouses emptied while stadiums are built with those same dollars. The problem becomes an epidemic when it's $31 billion-with-a-B spent by American taxpayers subsidizing privately-owned stadiums, and a merely 20-year-old stadium is being replaced months after the city it’s in threatened to raise taxes or shrink the budget by $20 million."

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Posted by Science Pub RVA on 12/05/2013 at 7:05 AM

Re: “Science Pub RVA’s Innovation Café

Food trucks, cash bar, RVA-made smart materials and an engaging talk and discussion about how recent advances in material science are making "fiction" possible.

Happening in Studio A of the Community Idea Stations, enabling up to 200 curious minds to participate (Registration Required) and adding the fun of using their green screen as a "photo booth".

Eat, drink and mingle beginning at 6:00 pm
Karla Mossi, PhD takes the floor at 7:00 pm

Direct link to learn more & register:

Science Pub RVA Website:

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Posted by Science Pub RVA on 10/24/2013 at 1:06 PM

Re: “A Scientist Walks into a Bar

Come say cheers!
No background in science needed and you don't need to register. Just drop in, grab a sip of some sort and absorb a little science in a casual atmosphere and meet other curious minds.

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Posted by Science Pub RVA on 10/10/2013 at 2:45 PM

Re: “TED’s Idea-Spreading Comes to Richmond

Exciting stuff. Looking forward to Mic night and the big event.

Also, pleased to have seen (in a separate post) that science (& not limited to technology) was explicitly folded into the mix.

Cheers to everyone bringing this into being.

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Posted by Science Pub RVA on 01/09/2013 at 9:24 PM

Re: “A Scientist Walks Into A Bar . . . Black Holes Don't Suck

Science Pub RVA holds monthly, informal gatherings connecting curious minds wiht local scientists over a beer or some such for the purpose of fun.

Free tix:

Posted by CJ Gibbs on 08/27/2012 at 4:41 PM

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