The globalization of sports brands, technology investing and Sling TV
Because the United States is still an enormous net importer of crude oil, the decline in oil price is a net transfer to the United States that will benefit the US domestic economy. Other developed economies, which import more oil than they use, could benefit even further. However, the concern is the decline in the price of oil has been so steep and rapid and has lasted for so long that we are now on the precipice of a crisis. Edward Harrison weighs in.
Erin sits down with Victor Matheson – professor of economics at the College of the Holy Cross – to discuss sports economics. We have seen a globalization in sports brands: the New York Yankees have a huge overseas following in American baseball, while Manchester United have a big following in soccer. Victor tells us if the days of a local city or regional team are over and gives us his take on why North America is so insular when it comes to sports.
After the break, Erin is joined by Max Fraad Wolff – chief economist at Manhattan Venture Partners and assistant professor at The New School – to talk tech. Max tells us if he thinks Uber is overvalued and gives us his take on their business practices.
And in The Big Deal, Edward is joined by RT correspondent Lindsay France to discuss Sling TV. Take a look!