The idea of excusing Qatar’s terrible human rights abuses on the grounds of cultural differences is not only anti-liberty and anti-reason. It is disingenuous and utterly reprehensible.
We need to be careful about arguing that players have a First Amendment right to protest peacefully on the field.
Over the last several seasons, top-tier players like LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Chris Paul appear to be self-selecting themselves onto teams with other top-tier players.
Why are minor league players only getting paid around 1/2 the hourly federal minimum wage?
Over 100 million Americans will turn their attention to Houston this weekend, as Tom Brady suits up against the Atlanta Falcons for his record seventh Super Bowl. But, according to the NFL, it’s not just the Patriots’ quarterback who will be looking to make it big in Houston. The real winner is supposedly the city […]
Collective punishment is unjust. This is the case whether it is employed by governments, corporations, teachers, or parents.
Learn Liberty veteran Professors Peter Jaworski and Art Carden met up at a Samford University Bulldogs game to wax philosophical about the economics of college sports. In the video below, Carden asks, “Would it compromise the integrity of the sport if the student athletes were paid for the value they produce for their school?” to […]
Sports are a terrific lens for focusing in on the process of decision-making — they’re almost laboratories for incentives.
The really radical idea behind the rule of law is that the lawmakers themselves are not above the law. It is “the law” that rules, not those who make and enforce the law.
The Olympic Games are an inefficient boondoggle for host countries. There are alternatives that would reduce the costs AND corruption.
The use of performance-enhancing drugs is thought to violate the notions of fairness, honorable victory, and excellence that are at the heart of sport. Even if doping was not disallowed by the rules, many argue that it would still undermine the very essence of sport. I am not going to challenge those arguments here, though […]
The connection between classical liberalism and sport is not immediately obvious. Sport, after all, is a near-universal human activity that long predates classical liberalism. Its practitioners and spectators come from all creeds and political ideologies. That is one of the enduring strengths and attractions of sport at its best: it is not the provenance of […]
What do UFC fighters and prostitutes have in common? Both deal with individual adults who choose to use their bodies how they see fit, in various ways. The former was almost banned thanks to Senator John McCain who compared mixed martial arts (MMA) to human cockfighting, while the latter remains illegal, except in certain counties […]