Paying college athletes is something our own Dave Berri has spoken about quite a bit. He follows his already stellar work in the area with a great piece that appeared at Time.com
This past weekend the following column (which I wrote) appeared at Time.com: One More Reason to Pay College Athletes: If players were paid, market forces would work against competitive imbalance
The NCAA has ruled that the pay of athletes must be tightly controlled. One argument for this control is that a free market for student-athletes would disrupt competitive balance. I argue that wage controls actually contribute to competitive imbalance.