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12-44 Capitalism of the Olympic Games

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Published on Oct 26, 2012

Jules Boykoff, Assoc. Professor of Political Science at Pacific University, discusses the recent London Summer Olympics in terms of what he calls Celebration Capitalism. He also talks about the origins of the International Olympic Committee, costs for host cities (both economic and political), who sponsors and benefits from the games, the opposition which develops, media response to that opposition, the militarization of public spaces including the concept of "Total Policing."

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