Why is this the business of the government? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Nili
    • 19.02.06 | 00:15 (IST)

    In a free country it should not be the business of the government to determine what is a fair price that a private company is allowed to charge for tickets or for viewing a football match! Is watching a football match a life-or-death necessity? But for Smolmert's government, it is extremely important to focus the couch potatoes concerns about who is going to win the World Cup, rather than worry their little heads about existential issues such as why the expulsion of the Jews from Gaza resulted in more rockets being shot into Israel than before the expulsion!

    from the article: Special committee to probe Germany '06 pay-per-view prices
    First published 00:00 18.02.06 | Last updated 00:00 18.02.06
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