Competition in Governments
If you are a major business or a loser athletic team, government will bend over backwards for you. I thought it was just because they were big. Even if all business political contributions were banned, they still employ a lot of people and government would be receptive to anything they said. But really it is just another form of competition. Everyone wants to build a billion dollar stadium for a worthless team that uses it a dozen times a year and leaves the area a ghost town most of the year. What's funny, is when the lower the tax bar for everyone, it suddenly is a race to the bottom. Makes you wonder if any business should get an offer from a nearby city, before expanding, and then take that with their plans to the current city. See if that greases the wheels.