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Does American Sport Follow the American Dream?

By Brian Rhodes On May - 14 - 2010

This may seem like a strange idea to think of in the land of the free (and the home of the brave), but the wide world of sports in America could be termed as the land of supporting Communism.

Could a country that is based on free market economics and laissez-faire attitude be equated to be the same as the dreaded “reds under the bed"?

Just look at the definition of Communism (from Latin communis = "common"): a socioeconomic and political ideology, that promotes the establishment of an egalitarian and stateless society based on common ownership and control of the means of production and property in general.

Well, egalitarianism means equal, and I must say, the draft is a system by which this is attained.

By allowing the weaker teams each season to draft first, it allows them the chance to gain an advantage over the better teams. Thus, equaling the playing field over time.

The NFL, MLB, NHL, and NBA all have common ownership of the raw resources that enable the means of production. By controlling the draft in the way that they do, and not letting market forces dictate which teams have the best players, it means that American spo...

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