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Myles Brand argued in a letter to Congress that the NCAA should be tax exempt because the primary purpose of college athletics is education. Economists often argue that we should not focus on what people say, but on what people do.
If education is the primary focus of the NCAA, then we should expect that people would be hired and fired on the basis of this objective. We would also expect the highest paid people in college athletics are those that do the most to advance the education of student-athletes. Obviously this is untrue.
Why do these university employees command salaries in excess of the wages paid to university presidents and more importantly, college professors?
One suspects that high salaries are linked to high revenues, and that high revenues are not driven by graduation rates or other education outcomes.
No, revenues are driven by wins. For a business to make decisions on what drives its revenue is not surprising. But what is surprising is that a leader of this business would claim that what brings in the money is not the primary objective of the firm.
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But a simply study of the behavior of NCAA members suggests that its primary objective has more to do with money than education. And if that is true, it is hard to argue that the business of college athletics should be treated differently from any other business in the United States.
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