Silver and Gold

The Friday newsletter gets in the Olympic spirit

I can’t help it; I love the Olympics.

I know the quadrennial (or occasionally-quintennial) games are bad in many ways. The IOC is rife with corruption. For generations, cities and countries have bent over backwards to win the games, incurring decades of debt to finance resource-hogging construction of venues that often end up crumbling, disused white ele…

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