A Chinatown worldComments
Three apparently unrelated news stories:
(1) Several hundred fans with tickets to the Spain-Germany semi-final missed the game because FIFA contrived to allow the private jets of what in 18th century England was known as the Quality to land at their owners’ convenience.
(2) The government of South Africa will lose billions on the World Cup, in a country where half the population lives under the (extremely low) international poverty line.
(3) The Swiss government has decided not to extradite a child rapist and fugitive from justice with lots of influential friends.