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The College Athletics Cartel

There are a lot of groups that like to stifle competition so their members can earn more. Those efforts usually entail various forms of governmental intervention, but in the case of college sports, a private actor, the NCAA, gets away with enforcing anti-competitive rules to ensure that universities don’t have to compete for top athletic talent the way they compete for top professors. In this week’s Pope Center Clarion Call, North Carolina State professor Thomas Grennes discusses the effects of the athletic cartel.

George Leef is the the director of editorial content at the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal.


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