In 2002, the British government estimated the cost of hosting the Olympic Games at $2.8 billion. Ten years later, the price has passed $15 billion and is still rising. When everything is added up — lost business, as many as 13,500 British soldiers patrolling the streets of London (more than are in Afghanistan) — the expenses may come to $38 billion.The scandal, of course, is that this is no scandal. It's just standard operating procedure in government. Everyone knows that government programs -- from stadiums to Medicare to reconstruction projects -- will likely suffer massive cost overruns. The question is why we keep believing the promises.
Posted on June 16, 2012 Posted to Cato@Liberty
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