The Pros and Cons of Steroid Use

After a long discussion of those who want to ban steroid use in sports, Sarah Kellogg has this quote:

But not everyone is convinced dozens of cases in pro sports are worth changing the laws of the land, or even requiring mandatory testing for adults and teens. “We go and watch sporting events because of the amazing feats these guys are able to perform,” says John Lott Jr., the author of Freedomnomics and a senior research scientist at the University of Maryland. “If they’re able to do a bit better job with performance-enhancing drugs, then these athletes should be able to make the choice. They take risks all the time. We pay to watch them take those risks. Why are we interested in legislating against these risks but not against others?”

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