Six months out, the 2014 World Cup has already cost Brazil billions of dollars. Of the 12 stadiums hosting a World Cup match, half are reportedly behind schedule. Now, a court-ordered construction freeze and a worker’s strike are prolonging the delays. Six people have died from exhaustion or other work-related causes in preparation for the soccer matches. We’ll discuss the costs and benefits of hosting a major sporting event with Victor A. Matheson, professor of economics and accounting at College of the Holy Cross.
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