“Sports Are Worth How Much!? And Other Questions in Pro Sports, Answered (Kind Of)” takes analytical and opinionated looks at the professional sports industry in the U.S. and Canada, and offers answers to the following debates: Should taxpayers help fund sports arenas? Do sports teams have any economic impact on their local communities? Why are some sports more popular than others? And what’s the big deal with fantasy sports? I use economics to tackle many of the debates, but the book is also filled with plenty of bad jokes and personal anecdotes to keep it fun.
Justin Bedi is a sports writer living in Canada. He has been a successful civil servant, economic policy analyst, and opinions writer. He holds a Master’s degree in International Trade from the University of Saskatchewan’s Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Journalism from the University of Victoria. His writing and empirical work has appeared in newspapers, sports websites, and other media outlets across the U.S. and Canada. He is considered by many to be classically handsome.