David Goldblatt joins me to discuss the ethics of the 2022 World Cup. This World Cup is a triumph of corporate capitalism and corruption over workers' rights, human rights, and the environment. On the other hand, it's not clear that what David calls "a World Cup for our times" is really worse than any of the world sporting events held in places like China and Russia over the past decades. In this episode, David systematically lays out the problems with this tournament but also the ways that it is more symptom than disease.
Here's Amnesty's response to the cup, which David discussed in the show: World Cup of Shame