### ODT Online Mon, 24 May 2010
Opinion: RWC may leave nasty financial hangover
By Peter Lyons
Peter Lyons warns of taking Rugby World Cup hype too much to heart. It could lead to poor decision-making. We should be wary of politicians who talk of the “national interest” and showcasing the country when they are referring to the Rugby World Cup (RWC). There is a risk of bad decision-making and poor financial judgement as a result. This is a major international sporting event and the vast majority of New Zealanders want it to go well. But let’s keep it in perspective.
• Peter Lyons teaches economics at Saint Peters College in Epsom.
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