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Side View: the death of resting in peace

Side View: the death of resting in peace

Welcome to Side View — a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week: more exciting things to blame millennials for, China gets in on the fake news boom, and the United States of Dystopia.

Forget the underdogs, FIFA wants the big players in the next World Cup

Forget the underdogs, FIFA wants the big players in the next World Cup

The 2018 FIFA World Cup has already had its fair share of David and Goliath moments. But with hundreds of millions of soccer fans missing out on representation, won't somebody think of the advertisers?

The 2015 Crikeys: the best and worst of business

The 2015 Crikeys: the best and worst of business

From the best press release (Volkswagen, for claiming it was an environmental leader) to Kmart's humble and savvy CEO, here are the best and worst of business for the year.

Why you should care about FIFA corruption even if you hate soccer

Why you should care about FIFA corruption even if you hate soccer

FIFA has become synonymous with corruption and scandal. And why should you care? Because it's your money, writes Crikey 2014 World Cup correspondent Django Merope Synge.

Business bites: cheap oil … TV spoils … FIFA foiled …

Business bites: cheap oil … TV spoils … FIFA foiled …

Yes, oil prices are very low, but OPEC intends to continue to produce the same amount. Plus other business tidbits of the day.

Rundle: RIP Charles Kennedy (and capitalism)

Rundle: RIP Charles Kennedy (and capitalism)

The right is collapsing, capitalism is dead, FIFA are getting their just desserts, and Charles Kennedy is dead. What a week.

Media briefs: ABC restructure backlash … citing <em>The Onion</em> … everyone gets a paywall …

Media briefs: ABC restructure backlash … citing The Onion … everyone gets a paywall …

ABC faces a backlash. And other media tidbits of the day.

If FIFA wanted to avoid trouble, it should have gone into banking

If FIFA wanted to avoid trouble, it should have gone into banking

The US prosecution of FIFA is extraordinary hypocrisy from a country that treats systemic and constant criminality by the world's biggest banks as the financial equivalent of a parking offence, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

FIFA, as expected, are a grubby shower of bastards

FIFA, as expected, are a grubby shower of bastards

Let's get rid of FIFA all together, writes freelance journalist Django Merope Synge.

I despise the World Cup, and I’m not ashamed to say it

I despise the World Cup, and I’m not ashamed to say it

Soccer is ludicrously corrupt and fundamentally silly. And that's why I not ashamed of admitting I hate the World Cup, writes Bernard Keane.