‘Brazil’s World Cup: Anger Over Waste, Poor Planning

March 15th, 2014 by 
Victor Matheson

Victor Matheson, sports economist and professor of economics at the College of the Holy Cross, spoke with the Associated Press about how Brazil will have to rush to finish the stadiums in time for the upcoming World Cup. Politicians promised that there would be work done on 56 airports, subway lines, and other projects across the country, but only seven have been finished with only three months away. Matheson partly blamed FIFA and the International Olympic Committee for the distorted priorities.

“They started late and have boxed themselves in. Now they have to redouble efforts to finish stadiums, so much of the good stuff gets left behind,” said Matheson. “What was important gets pushed off, and what’s urgent gets done.”

The article ran in nearly 300 media outlets across the country.

This “Holy Cross in the News” item is by Sara Bovat ’14.

For additional information, please contact Cristal Steuer at 508-793-2419.

| More

Comments are closed.

Sort By:
or
02/05/16 Holy Cross Seeks to Meet $500,000 Challenge with “Give Purple”
02/04/16 ‘What I’m Reading: The Need and the Blessing of Prayer’
02/04/16 Catholics & Cultures Fellow to Advance Scholarship, Teaching of Global Catholic Studies
02/04/16 Holy Cross Science Librarian Receives Innovation Award
See All
See All

Featured Videos

See video
Video: Winter on the Hill Is All About Making Memories

Watch Video >
See video
Video, Photo Gallery: Holy Cross Wishes You a Merry and Peaceful Christmas

Watch Video >
See video
Video: The Splendor of Autumn on Mount St. James

Watch Video >
More

What’s Happening on Campus

02/23/2016

Roger Guenveur Smith Presents 'Rodney King' Odyssey

See More >
02/25/2016

Lecture: Choosing Love: Bearing the Weight of the Other

See More >
02/25/2016

Shark Tank Competition

See More >
03/15/2016

Lecture: Dorothy Day: A Saint for Today

See More >
More

Holy Cross in the News

02/04/16

‘What I’m Reading: The Need and the Blessing of Prayer’

The Chronicle of Higher Education

In a piece for the Chronicle of Higher Education, Frank Vellaccio, senior vice president of the College of the Holy Cross, talks about his need for prayer as the College...

02/02/16

Holy Cross Ranks Among Princeton Review’s Top ‘Colleges That Pay You Back’

The College of the Holy Cross is one of the nation’s best colleges for students seeking great academics, outstanding career preparation, and generous financial aid –...

01/28/16

Men’s Lacrosse Team Rings the Nasdaq Closing Bell as Part of Job Shadow Program

On Jan. 25, the College of the Holy Cross men’s lacrosse team and head coach Judd Lattimore, rang the closing bell at the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square. The news ran on...