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Kyle Smith (Twitter: @rkylesmith) is critic-at-large for National Review, theater critic for The New Criterion and the author of the novels Love Monkey and A Christmas Caroline. Type a title in the box above to locate a review.

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    The Sad Afterlife of Olympics Venues

    By Kyle | August 15, 2012

    A look at decaying buildings put up for a single purpose and unsuitable for much else.

    The Olympics, like much else pushed by big government, are simply an excuse for reaching into the pocket of the average taxpayer to please and benefit elites. As a Keynesian economic stimulus, they are a proven failure. So are ordinary taxpayer-funded sports stadiums.

    Topics: Sports | 2 Comments »

    2 Responses to “The Sad Afterlife of Olympics Venues”

    1. Obama bin Biden Says:
      August 16th, 2012 at 6:36 am

      When are the Olympics?

    2. Don Reed Says:
      December 19th, 2012 at 9:05 pm

      The Brit bus drivers assigned to the American athletes – to take them from the airport to their “villages” and the athletic contests – are still asking that question, four months later.