David Sirota, on Salon.com, sometimes has the perfect word painting for today's over-the-top age of Reagan-inspired government corporatism, where our government has been captured by Wall Street and the big corporations. Here's his description of the "destructive greed" behind the Yankee Stadium fiasco, whereby "a billionaire politician using the municipal office he bought [defends] charging $2,500 a ticket to a new Yankee Stadium he forced the public to finance." As Sirota notes, the Yankees are "the wealthiest corporation in sports". Sirota concludes--"In the new Gilded Age, socializing risk and privatizing profit has become the standard--as American as General Motors, Bank of America and, yes, the New York Yankees." See Sirota, the House that Taxpayers Built, salon.com, May 23, 2009.