Do you really believe in free markets? Then encourage competition and let college athletes accept what is voluntarily offered, without punishment.
Major college athletes should be paid whatever someone wishes to pay them. That’s how free markets work. Would it change things? Of course.
If demand is stimulated by increasing wages paid by private businesses to employees, then surely demand must also be stimulated by increasing the number of workers employed by those private businesses.
Down with evil corporations!
Many people trust government to control more and more, and remain suspicious of the innovators who want to improve their lives.
The creation of wealth—not the creation of more money—solves the problem of poverty.