Friday, July 14, 2006
Well, between my Africa trip, beating a couple of deadlines, and watching the World Cup games, I've been passing the days blog-free - both reading and writing. Speaking of the World Cup: that's what got me back. Some news items - like this one - talking about "soccernomics", how the World Cup is supposed to give the economy a boost. What???!!! So I checked out the original report from ABN AMRO here. It doesn't take a lot of subtlety to string these business journalists along. Some soccer fans (who happen to be economists) "have way too much time on their hands". Which is exactly what you need - to watch all those games in the first place!