Weekly Roundup: From Super Bowl Spending to Puerto Rican Subsidies

This week’s economic news summary includes disputes about Kobe Bryant and intellectual property, Puerto Rican and Super Bowl subsidies, and deficit worries.

Super Bowl 50 Spending

According to sports economists Victor Matheson and Robert Baade, the Super Bowl 50 economic impact is much less than what politicians project.

Super Bowl Spending

On NYC FAN radio, sports “guru” Mike Francesa said that Super Bowl 2014 at MetLife Stadium was going to be really cold. For a normal football game, you might occupy your seats for 3 hours. For the February 2 Seattle/Denver…