The Economics of Revolution
Joel: I’m surprised that your dad is not in Brazil for the World Cup?
Dave: Well, he’s seventy years old and it’s totally Insane down there right now.
J: I’ve heard they’re having a lot of Problems down there taking care of all the fans: Transportation and Everything else.
D: There’s quite a bit social unrest. You know in terms of the people who are very Upset that all this Money is being spent on the World Cup. There’s a bunch of people without houses or electricity and other Basic Services. And Brazil I’m not gonna say is a Socialist Country but had Socialist leanings. Problems with the lower classes. People get really upset when . . .
J: By socialist leanings to you mean that people are dependent upon the government?
D: By Socialist I mean that they are very focused on workers, unions etc.
D: Yeah. Very Socialist.
J: Tell me more.