- Are you going to the World Cup in Brazil this year?
- Have you spent a lot of money on tickets recently (air, stadium etc)?
- Do you have the urge to check out How. The. Poor. People Live. in the country you’re about to visit, perhaps due to a slight existentialist nagging about wealth distribution*?
- Do you think the way to solve the issue in one neat package would be one of them there ‘Favela Tours’?
If so, stop, go here and read On Favela Tours (or, “I went so you don’t have to”) by @ColinMSnider and then make a better, smarter, more informed decision. That’s because Snider has written as close to the definitive critique of this nefarious tour mini-industry as you can imagine. Top read for a Friday.
*oh that Piketty, ain’t he just the thing right now?