The Curmudgeon is Tired!

Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Curmudgeon is tired! Football is the opium of the masses, everyone knows this; if not, no “major” club in Rio would still exist, because they owe, totaled up, about US$100 million to the governments of Brazil, federal state and municipal. They don’t pay, and ... nobody cares. The Federal government is still proposing to forgive all their debts, that’s right, ALL! And we taxpayers will therefore, forever after, have Bread and . . .

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