Selling The Public Square

Public entities must use discretion in accepting private money.
September 17, 2003, 5am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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Government institutions and public-minded nonprofits are increasingly accepting corporate money to make ends meet. While most of these partnerships are touted as win-win deals, many also blur an important line between private and public interests. "Municipal sports stadiums named after corporations, such as Coors Field in Denver, create the impression that the sponsor paid for the facility, when, in fact, the bulk of the costs are commonly paid by taxes and users."

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Published on Tuesday, September 16, 2003 in The Christian Science Monitor
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