Baseball is the sport most closely intertwined with American culture.' In many ways, the scandals associated with baseball, such as antitrust, segregation, and labor disputes, parallel and reflect the nation's development. In helping to shape the nation's collective identity, baseball's history is a sentimental reminder of a time when people were less concerned with profit and more interested in democratic access. And despite its somewhat tarnished image, many people want to champion and maintain the purity of the game. In jarring contrast, ticket scalpers personify the intersection of America's love for baseball with its love of profit. They represent pure free-market behavior and unbridled capitalism. For many scalpers, the concepts of face value and democratic access are meaningless.
A Whole Different Ball Game: Ticket Scalping Legislation and Behavioral Economics?,
7 Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law
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