ENDNOTE: The Dark Side of the Olympics

2018-Feb-17

https://reason.com/volokh/2018/02/09/the-dark-side-of-the-olympics-and-how-to

The Dark Side of the Olympics – and How to Fix it
The Olympics is a great athletic event. But it also often features horrible human rights abuses, enormous waste, and propaganda for dictatorships. It doesn’t have to be that way.
Ilya Somin|Feb. 9, 2018 10:25 am

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Host cities routinely lose enormous amounts of money on the games, and end up with decaying stadiums that have little or no value. Even worse, governments often forcibly displace large numbers of people from their homes and businesses in order to make room for Olympic venues

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Personally, I was pleased at the North & South Korea “peace”. Although, I do suspect its just a ploy by North Korea to get economic help from the South. It’s better that fighting!

The Gooferment involvement is always bad from the waste of economic resources to the forced relocation of people. Like the “sports stadiums” in the USA that taxpayers are forced to fund, it’s just immoral, ineffective, and inefficient. As well as untrustworthy.

Argh!

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