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Food or Sven? Which would you prefer to have ?

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Is that money I spy?

Fresh from a dabble with Thaksin Shinawatra whilst at Manchester City, today’s media are reporting Sven Goran Eriksson is sniffing around another slightly iffy human rights situation. Sneaky Sven is said to be the frontrunner for the North Korea national team job, just in time to lead them to their first World Cup since 1966.

According to the Central Intelligence Agency in America, North Korea rank a distinctly unimpressive 155th in the list of each nation’s purchasing power parity per capita. For those who are economically illiterate, someone in a suit has just explained to me that this is the total value of all goods produced, divided by the population, and is a key indicator of a country’s wealth.

So racked by poverty, with hundreds of thousands of citizens dying of starvation each year, do we think that the limited government money should really be spent on a football manager? Particularly this one. Have your say below



2 responses so far
  • Michael // October 14, 2009 at 11:41 am

    I think an extended stay in North Korea is just what Sven deserves.

  • alessio // October 14, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    Bit of a better statistic- the World Food Programme estimates that this year, 9million of the 23million population will not have enough food to eat.

    So about 40% of the population is not only impoverished but starving.

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