Some footballers earn over 200 times what a soldier does! Soldiers are away from their families for long periods of time, putting themselves at risk whilst and potentially suffering from long term medical conditions. On the other hand footballers “earn” their money by training a couple of mornings per week and running about on the pitch at the weekend: consequently these spoilt babies are, thus able to spend time their Porsches, going out to clubs and misbehaving, whilst troops in Afghanistan spend their spare time trying to catch up on sleep on hard beds in sweltering heat. Troops have to do their job in all conditions whereas footballers cancel their match if it’s too rainy or if they have a slight sprained ankle. Soldiers are, of course at risk of losing an arm and a leg, not just a sprained ankle.
Professional athletes make millions of dollars every year and it isn’t fair for those out on the streets that don’t make money close to a pro athlete. If all athletes would pay an amount of taxes for social needs it would not only help people such as the homeless but also it would improve society and the way it is looked at. For example, take downtown Hastings in Vancouver, there is a tremendous amount of homeless people all crowded in this one area making it look horrible and unsafe for people. If pro athletes distribute a small amount of taxes for social needs, there wouldn’t this type of problem. The money taxed would be used to pay for homes where the homeless could stay and live, rather than have them on the streets.
Wouldn’t it be amazing to make millions of dollars by playing one game or tournament? Well famous athletes feel they do. Many people feel that professional athletes are extremely overpaid. People feel professional athletes are getting to much money in a society where incomes are traditionally based on the value of one's work. Average Americans work standard hours and get paid a dismal amount compared to an athlete.
The Green Magnet Money is the finish line of life’s race. Money is the magnet that pulls everybody, irrespective of class and gender. It has been the central motive of people’s lives in past and is still thriving. People appear to have drowned in the pool of money ignoring all other moral values of life. We see examples of this pull of money in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s book The Great Gatsby, through Nick’s eyes.
How are they going to pay for particular expenses by coming from a penniless family? Because of this you have athletes accepting illegal things such as money, cars and clothes. College athletes ever year bring in at least millions of dollars due to products and the games played. And the athletes that do can leave college and go pro they do because they are living in near poverty. College students should get paid because of all the income they bring in for their school while playing.
Peter Singer’s philosophy regarding world poverty is that all money that we don't spend on necessities should be donated to charities such as UNICEF or Oxfam America that help save the lives of suffering children in many parts of the world. He believes that buying a new television or going out to eat at a fancy restaurant is ultimately letting these poverty-stricken children die. He likens the situation to an example published by Peter Unger in Living High and Letting die, (1996.) Bob is a man close to retirement. He invested most of his savings into an expensive car that he doesn’t have insurance on.
The answer is they wont survive, it is estimated that 15,000 orphans die every day due to malnutrition which is completely preventable. Americans have the means and reasons to help out these children, adopting internationally is expensive, no one will tell you different. But is it worth letting a child die rather than paying for their health? The answer is no, every child deserves a family that you could provide for them. A family that will support them and give them a health life.
In a society where some crucial careers are overlooked and underpaid, athletes are undeservedly overpaid. One respectable profession that should be receiving as much money as professional athletes is a police officer. They serve and protect communities around the country and keep the peace between civilians. Police officers risk their lives everyday, not knowing if they will make it back home to see their families every time they walk out of the door. As like doctors and nurses, police officers too work sporadic hours such as mornings, day, and graveyard shifts for an average salary of $50,089 according to www.1.salary.com/police-officer-salary.html.
Arundhati Roy’s text “Excerpts from War Talk” and “Why the Rich are Getting Richer and the Poor Poorer” by Robert Reich are two texts explaining the major reasons of why in todays society rich people get richer while poor become poorer. Unfortunately, the society is very unfair. There is a system in place that is controlled by a handful of extremely wealthy people, who often were luckily born into the right families and never worked their way to the top. These people in power positions have the game rigged to continue to benefit them and to protect their heritage. Your future wealth is no longer depending on how hard you work; there are hardworking intelligent people and hard working less intelligent people in all groups of society.
Invective We eat to survive, we wear clothing to protect our bodies, we drive cars to get from point A to point B; this is consumption. We shove food down our throats and fill our stomachs past capacity, buy an outfit for each day we live, drive multiple cars a month to boast our abundance of monetary wealth; this is consumerism. A level of consumption that exceeds our basic needs and wants; this is life. Consumerism is most commonly acknowledged the day after Thanksgiving; Black Friday. Black Friday is the day Americans trample over others and get into fights over something on sale the day after we are to be thankful for what we already have.