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EconomicPolicyJournal.com: Major League Baseball’s Disgusting Deal With the Government of Cuba

Posted by M. C. on January 1, 2019

America’s Game!

Another Asterisk in the baseball record book. Pro sports in general stinks.

I liked it better when players smoked, played with hangovers and set records.

http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2018/12/major-league-baseballs-disgusting-deal.html#more

MLB has cut a deal that will keep the bidding for Cuban players below free-market levels which will also result in MLB collecting taxes from Cuban players for the Cuban regime.

Mary Anastasia O’Grady explains:

Major League Baseball has cut a deal with the Cuban military dictatorship in which Havana will allow Cubans to play in the U.S. In exchange baseball will garnish their salaries and send the money to the regime…

The regime already boasts the world’s largest state-run human-trafficking operation. For decades it has placed Cubans abroad to work for foreign companies or governments as indentured servants. Workers go “voluntarily” because their economic circumstances at home are so dire and they have no other options. But once abroad they receive a small fraction of what they earn; the rest goes to the Cuban state…

RW 

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