I wonder whether culture created queue problems at Rio 2016. In a recent podcast, Freakonomics host Stephen Dubner told about his line problem at a European Championship soccer tournament. Arriving at the stadium for a German-Polish match, he and his son went…
Economics can explain why Olympic bronze medal winners seem happy while the athletes who won a silver medal might not look as pleased.
Reflecting gender inequality at the Olympics, more men than women can win medals at Rio 2016 and some rules display outdated attitudes on female frailty.
Not nearly an economic bonanza, the cost to host the Olympics is considerable while the benefit to host is happiness. Is it worth it?