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Sports are socialized

Have you ever noticed that in America, even sports are socialized?

Are high school sports paid for by private enterprise and the free market, or by money collected from all of society? Is the new Dallas Cowboys stadium being paid for by private enterprise and the free market, or by money collected from society?

How much free market competition is there to government football at the high school level? A tiny little bit in homeschooling and private schools. From whom are pro-football players selected? A free market system, or a government-run system paid for by society?

You do have your Little Leagues, but that's a perfect example of a free market springing up to address a need that government hasn't, in its infinite wisdom, attempted to address. Just think of the business in high school sports there could be if government wasn't monopolizing it all.

High school sports teams do engage in some private funding. But it's still primarily funded by taxpayers, and woe to those who suggest that taxes should not be spent in this manner. College sports do have some funding from admission tickets, concessions, etc. But since a lot of those colleges are state colleges, I'm sure there's some state funding there, so even though some of it's free market (just as some of pro sports is free market), it's mixed and polluted with ... socialism.

In fact, for state colleges, think of this: the state subsidizes the colleges, so more students go there than would otherwise go to private school. Then the students or the school administration vote to increase funding for their sports programs, extracting additional fees of the students, even those who don't like sports and voted no. So it's a roundabout way of the state encouraging, but not quite compelling, funding, merely by virtue of the fact that they interfered in a free market.

Sports are socialized. Especially in North Texas. Bet you never noticed that!

Now, why is it we quibble over socializing health care again?

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