thedude wrote:GotowarMissAgnes wrote:As an economist I have to agree that the solution is NOT a monopoly structure. That's part of the problem now.
If there was perfect competition there would be no teams in most cities that currently have teams. No royals, no Marlins, no Rays, Pirates, ect... New York would have many more than 2 teams. The cartel aspect of the game is what is required for it function.
I didn't argue for perfect competition, but you are wrong anyway, as others have pointed out. The best way to solve this problem would be the allow expansion on bigger market areas, and using a relegation system to encourage successful management. It's common in most European football leagues and works fine.
Absent that, the current cartel is workable.
Having one owner would be a disaster.