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Major League Baseball: How Regulation Suppresses Free Speech

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With the baseball playoffs upon us, now would be a good time to talk about how economic regulation suppresses free speech. Major league baseball — and, specifically, its exemption from federal antitrust laws — provides a good example of this phenomenon. First, though, let’s do a short history of antitrust laws. Reflecting the beginning of the turn toward socialism and economic interventionism in ...

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