The first week of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games is over and Sweden has handed back more medals than Canada has won. Canada, with its vaunted “Own the Podium” strategy, has exactly zero medals to its credit thus far, prompting much hand-wringing among the chattering classes. What’s the big deal? After all, the Olympics are nothing but a jingoistic orgy of government and corporate spending where sporting achievement is almost an afterthought…Good for the athletes for training and trying hard, but there are certainly more important things to worry about.