02 February 2011

Quote of the day

With apologies to those of my readers on the distaff side, I rather enjoyed this comment in The Guardian anent all that money being paid out for footballers:
... the fact remains that in total four foreign-owned clubs spent 80% of the January transfer total, with £120m of that passing between domestic clubs. All of which is excellent news for the luxury car, mock-Tudor mansion and high-end city centre discotheque industries. John Maynard Keynes once, rather provocatively, advocated digging holes and filling them up again as a form of fiscal stimulus. To some, football might seem an equally futile activity. But it is at least still frantically digging.
Unfortunately, the quantum of transfer fees is unlikely to have a significant overall effect on the economy. But hey, beggars can't be choosers.

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