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Examining NCAA Labor Cartel Propaganda

Patrick T. Harker, President of the University of Delaware and NCAA propagandist (More on the NCAA labor cartel here) Recently the National Labor Relations Board (be sure to download their smartphone app – if you can think of a reason why … Continue reading

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Jon Stewart Weighs In On The NCAA Student-Athlete Labor Cartel

More on the NCAA Student-Athlete Labor Cartel here. Part 1: The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,The Daily Show on Facebook   Part 2: The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,The Daily Show … Continue reading

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How To Win An $18,000 Bonus For “Exceptional Athletic Achievements” Without Suiting Up

In my next event, I’ll be putting my coach in a headlock until he gives me rent money (See previous posts about the financial exploitation of college athletes here, here, and here.) Ohio State wrestler Logan Stieber won the NCAA … Continue reading

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The Step-By-Step Guide To Destroying San Francisco’s Housing Market

It’s so expensive nobody lives there anymore From the SFGate: Airbnb sublets in S.F. land some renters in the doghouse The Gentleman Economist finds San Francisco’s charms appealing: Beautiful coastal topography, including hills, fog, a gorgeous bridge and the country’s largest … Continue reading

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Underpaying A Kansas College Basketball Player By $50,000 Per Month

From The Atlantic: If We Paid NCAA Basketball Players What They’re Really Worth, This Is What They’d Earn (Previous posts on the NCAA labor monopsony here and here.) Professor David Berri, who appears to specialize in these sorts of analyses, quantifies the … Continue reading

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The NCAA Employment Cartel for College Football Players

Reddit’s famous “Scumbag Steve” meme, as applied to the NCAA (Follow up to this post) From Slate:  But Nobody Even Makes Any Money on College Sports Everyone involved will have their compensation set at market rates except for the players … Continue reading

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An Illustrated Account of the Great Maple Syrup Heist

 Coming soon to a movie theater near you… (Follow-up to previous posts about Canada’s big maple syrup heist here and here.) From Modern Farmer, An Illustrated Account of the Great Maple Syrup Heist.  It’s a much-better-than-expected guide to the heist and the … Continue reading

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American Dysfunction: Housing

From the NYT:  King of My Castle? Yeah, Right From The New Yorker:  CROWDED HOUSE It might be easier to get into a good college (Previous post on dysfunctional American housing markets here) Two stories this week resonate soundly in … Continue reading

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A Nice Tutorial On The Canadian Maple Syrup Cartel

From the International Monetary Fund:  Liquid Gold OPEC should order a case just out of respect (A follow-up to a previous post on maple syrup rustlers.) Jacqueline Deslauriers from the IMF’s Finance and Development magazine provides a nice tutorial on … Continue reading

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It Isn’t Easy Being A Cartel (Or, I Didn’t Realize We Needed A “Global Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve”)

From the NYT: In $18 Million Theft, Victim Was a Canadian Maple Syrup Cartel Pity the poor Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers. It’s not easy being a cartel. There are pesky regulators who aren’t convinced that collaboration to hold … Continue reading

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