FIFA corruption: correlation ≠ causation, but…

…here you have it (via Daniel Bochsler on Facebook):

Nate Silver also ponders corruption claims.

So is Sepp Blatter driven only by the basest instincts? Nope:

Some soccer officials believe Blatter is angling for a Nobel Peace Prize, having now orchestrated the awarding of the World Cup to South Africa in 2010, and soon to Russia and the Middle East, even if his chances of winning such an award might seem remote.

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