This is pretty cool. On Thursday, I offered a leather-bound edition of Das Kapital to any reporter who asked Bob Bowlsby just one little question. Bowlsby is the Big 12 commissioner who, in an act of face-melting chutzpah, recently decided to wrap himself in Marx's labor theory of value as intellectual cover for not paying revenue-sport athletes. "If you apply any form of the labor theory of value," he said the other day during the Big 12 forum, "that is to say the work that goes into something is determinant of the cost, football and basketball players don't work any harder than any other athletes."
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