2016年5月17日火曜日

〔翻訳〕五輪は政治と縁を切れ

五輪のような官民癒着の事業でわかるように…インフラ開発企業や経済団体は、税金を1円でも多く搾り取って補助金に回そうとする。ロビイストや族議員を雇えない起業家、従業員、納税者はかやの外だ。
Cronyist deals like the Olympics help remind us that there’s a big difference between support for free enterprise, and support for “big business.” Economic development corporations and business associations such as chambers of commerce are usually more than happy to squeeze a few more bucks out of the taxpayers if the money will go toward whatever the “business community” thinks should be subsidized at any given time. But, the entrepreneurs, employers, and taxpayers who lack lobbyists and pocketed politicians mean little to the business “leaders” who set policy.
https://mises.org/library/boston-pulls-2024-olympic-bid-taxpayers-win

五輪は形式こそ民間組織だが、実際は金権政治家が運営する官民協調の組織である。その目的は、開催地の国民からできるだけ多くの税金を搾り取ることだ。
Theoretically, the Olympics are a private organization, but in practice, it is a corporatist organization run by plutocrats whose mission in life is apparently to squeeze as much tax revenue as possible out of the residents of the countries and cities that host the Olympics.
https://mises.org/blog/olympics-biggest-corporatist-sports-scam-all-0

五輪自身のためにも、無駄な競技施設の建設費用を負う不幸な納税者のためにも、IOCは政府との癒着を断ち切るべきだ。ワールドゲームズのように既存施設を活用し、税金の受け取りを拒まなければならない。
For the sake of both the games and the hapless taxpayers who must supply the funds for the construction of such utterly unnecessary facilities, the IOC should abandon its cozy relationships with governments, and adopt policies that encourage the use of existing sports facilities, much like the World Games already does, and should refuse to accept any taxpayer funding whatsoever.
https://www.lewrockwell.com/2006/04/ryan-mcmaken/down-with-critics-of-the-olympics/

政府が五輪の選手訓練や開催に多額の金を出せば、勝てなかったときに税金の無駄遣いと責められる。そうならないためには、五輪から政府の影響力を一切排除することだ。
When the state heavily finances any project, including the training of Olympic athletes or the staging of Olympic games, its efforts seem foolish or wasteful when its intended results do not come about...The solution to these problems is to remove state influence from all aspects of Olympic competition.
https://mises.org/library/mercantile-olympics

五輪は国家元首の招待や国旗掲揚、国ごとのメダル数競争をやめたらいい。そうすれば五輪を単なる政治事業とみなす政治家や評論家の関心は薄れ、若い観客にもっとふさわしいものとなる。
Cutting out heads of state and national flags and medal counts and all those other pieces that make the Olympics about national teams rather than the athletes will only make the Olympics more relevant to younger viewers while distancing the games from the minds of pundits and politicians who think that the Olympic games are just another enterprise waiting to be "improved" by governments and their friends.
https://www.lewrockwell.com/2008/08/ryan-mcmaken/denationalize-the-olympics/

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