Letter to the Editor (national anthem edition)

I interrupt yet again my review of Ryan Patrick Hanley’s latest book on Adam Smith in order to express my opinion about Mark Cuban’s controversial decision to cancel the national anthem during his team’s home games: although I strongly disagree with his decision, I condemn in even stronger terms the NBA Commissioner’s ham-fisted decision to compel the playing of the national anthem at all games. That is, in my libertarian opinion, pro-sports franchises should be free to make this decision without league interference.

About F. E. Guerra-Pujol

When I’m not blogging, I am a business law professor at the University of Central Florida.
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3 Responses to Letter to the Editor (national anthem edition)

  1. I respect your opinion and all. However, I am unsure of mine. Doesn’t the league itself count as a private ( non-government ) organization.

    Despite it being a “private” entity its concentrated decision-making authority makes the NBA tyrannical?

    Does the NBA relinquish its designation as a private organization once it cooperates with or bargains with elected officials for self-serving benefits (tax-dollar funded venues, relaxed regulations, etc.)?

    I also understand that this distinction becomes even more murky due to the fact that NBA teams are franchises. Meaning that we need to analyze the governing actions of the league and the owners of the teams separately.

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