Welcome to Man, Economy & Sport. As some of you probably guessed, I named this blog in honor of Murray Rothbard’s famous economic treatise, Man, Economy & State. My goal is to provide a brand of critical, free-market analysis of the modern sports world that doesn’t seem to exist in other sports websites and media.
There’s certainly no shortage of sports-business reporting. Media personalities like Kristi Dosh and Darren Rovell have built dedicated followings through their reporting on the ins-and-outs of sports finances. My concern is different. I don’t care so much about numbers–i.e., who earns what–or the politics of deal-making. I plan to look at the economic principles that drive what’s going on. And as the title suggests, those principles are driven by the traditions of the Austrian school.
In order to make this blog accessible to a wide audience, I plan to limit myself to one post per day of no more than 500 words. Each post will address a single concept or idea. Ideally, each post will lead directly into the next one. Eventually I may compile these posts into an e-book.
I welcome feedback both through the blog and Twitter (@freemarketsport). I’ve already established a Tumblr feed (freemarketsports) where I’ll post occasional links to other sports/economics content, including my weekly column at Saturday Down South. And if you enjoy what I post here, please consider making a donation via PayPal.
Thank you in advance for reading. I look forward to interacting with more of you in the future.