This piece from Tyler Cowen (and a co-author) ponders the end of (American) football.
I think the piece is overly pessimistic, and ignores the growth of things like pro wrestling and MMA (both responses - or perhaps causes - of the decline in boxing) as well as the partial return of roller derby. There seems to be an audience for violent sports. I expect the legal system will find ways to let that demand be realized in the marketplace.
Who was my favorite student this term?
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