Maybe If The Olympics Hadn't Monopolized All The Tail In Town, Someone Would've Had Nicer Things To Say About It

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“The Olympics are an economic failure as London is totally empty: hotels, restaurants, streets,” Nouriel Roubini tweeted. “It turns out London is totally empty. A zombie city...The West End – usually packed on any Saturday night – was an empty waste land last night: barely a soul to be found in theatres, bars, etc,” he said on Twitter.  [CNBC]

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