High school cheerleading accounted for 65.1 percent of all catastrophic
sports injuries among high school females over the past 25 years.
Here is the link, with a photo. Loyal MR readers will know that I am a strong and genuine non-paternalist. But if you are a paternalist, and you are looking for one place to start, well…it’s not just the injuries that should point your attention in this direction. We have to raise tax revenue from somewhere, right? Currently we are subsidizing cheerleading and, along the lines of Robert Frank’s column, that makes no more sense than subsidizing fuel.