Opinion, by Michael Royster
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Tradition has it that the Chinese have used, for many years, a curse that went, more or less “may you live in interesting times.” That’s not true, of course—the Chinese don’t know about this curse any more than the French know about “French Fries”.
But Rio de Janeiro is living under a different curse—the Dutch Disease. This state of affairs can be characterized as putting all your eggs in one basket, and then watching, mouth agape, as life and economics and politics prove that Humpty Dumpty was, and . . .