However, in contrast to San Diego and Oakland, the city of St. Louis has shown its strong desire and commitment to keep the franchise by pitching a one billion dollar stadium to keep ahold of the Rams. St. Louis is also one of America’s greatest sports towns and the city is widely known for its loyal fanbase. The city also has a strong economic structure that it is not often given credit for, especially in comparison to other cities that host an NFL franchise. Additionally, the city has shown its willingness to keep the Rams by being flexible towards both the city itself and the franchise. St. Louis, unlike San Diego and Oakland, is offering a new stadium to Kroenke that is partially publicly financed.
My first topic/ issue is with the NFL and their team owners; the basic idea of this issue is how the NFL swindles the state and the taxpayers to buy them new things while on the other side the tax payers get bent over. In this article from “the Atlantic” it says how the Seahawks built a new stadium and the cost 560 million, 390 million which was tax payers money. They only pay 1 million for rent while the rest is just a profit to the team and the owners, the tax payers are paying a lot of money to build a new stadium while a lot of it is just going back into a billionaires pocket (Paul Allen). I don 't like it, I think paying guys millions to play football and act like idiots most of the time is ridiculous. Most of these guys are very uneducated
Now the only difference, the Red Sox were not prepared to tank. The Red Sox had a busy offseason, acquiring the likes of Hanley Ramirez, Rick Porcello and Pablo Sandoval. The Red Sox are 9.5 back of playoff spot and have a lot of money committed to players all across their system. The Red Sox best option at this time is to sell on their mistakes and prepare for next year. If they can sell Ramirez to a playoff fringe team, they could get a lot back.
The solution to get rid of penal labor is the the United States Government should revise the 13th Amendment and have mandatory career training and education programs in prisons, because these will help the prisoners in their lives. The limitations to our solution are that there is heavy corporate lobbying that wants the penal labor to stay in American prisons because it brings in billions of dollars of revenue to the United States government. Also, this capital lobbying is done by top investors and company owners in the country, who have a higher say in the government than the average
They earn the massive income as the laborers (athlete) settle for pennies. Why would we continue to support a system that blatantly takes advantage of those that take in part? If American jobs took the same approach as the NCAA, where would are country be today? In order to stop the injustice, pay is the only thing that will change the landscape of college
Amateurism in college athletics is an exploitation of the athletes who participate in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) sports. The amount of work that is done by these athletes to help their respective institutions generate millions of dollars in revenue, goes seemingly unnoticed when identifying the substantial amount of money flow in NCAA sports and the amount of people, from stakeholders to alumni, that benefit from this source. Amateurism, the foundation of NCAA sports, has been in place for over a century of time dating back to the early 1900s. Any athlete who is making money for work they’ve done outside of their institution is not being exploited, however, an athlete can easily be placed on the other end of the spectrum when he or she is withheld from recognizing the true monetary value of their talents and likeness that are being used for the profit of the school or others. The NCAA is understandably satisfied with the continuous growth of its’ revenue each year, yet the problem they face of having people accept that “student-athletes” are just amateurs is growing as well.
After researching this topic, my opinion is that college athletes should be paid. The NCAA makes millions of dollars every year, while some athletes can’t put food on the table. Athletes need to be paid for their services like they are working a job, and should be paid by the hour. If the NCAA paid every one of its athletes 200 dollars a week, it would still be a fraction of its revenue. A union must be formed by the athletes for equal pay across the sports, and unfair restrictions set upon athletes and not other students should be
College sports are called amateurs, but the schools and the NCAA make millions of dollars a year off the performance of its players. Athletic coaches are allowed to make millions of dollars off the success of their programs. Some coaches make more money than their state representatives all the will their players are only guaranteed a scholarship they can revoked at any time for a various of reason’s. Business across the nation would like to be doing what the NCAA and universities are doing with their student athletes. Nowhere else in America are you going to find that a multi-million-dollar business that gets revenue off its employees that have signed contracts but not pay them.
With Donald Trump’s presidency, Republicans are trying to replace Obamacare, which could be both beneficial and harmful to health care providers like UnitedHealth Group. Millions of Americans are insured through Obamacare, therefore if it were taken away, there would be more exposure for health care insurers such as UnitedHealth Group. The abolishment of Obamacare could be beneficial to the company because it would permanently eliminate the Health Insurance Industry Tax, which could overall save UnitedHealth Group millions. On the other hand, since the Affordable Care Act was launched in 2010, Medicaid has been one of UnitedHealth Group’s largest money-makers. The reform of Obamacare could ultimately reduce Medicaid enlistment, which could
And what has this illusion done to us? Transformed us into "consumers. "I want more, so I have to earn more, for which I've to work more, and since I have worked more, I deserve to want more. The athletes in this book think the exact same way. Baseball Strike of 1944, “Behind their walkout was a dispute with Major League management over their future earnings.”(DOL 15) This was one of the biggest Strikes in MLB history.
In the same article Brian Frederick said “ Fans must understand that college sports is a big business”, and this is very true, but the reason it is such a big business is because of the athletes. If you take away the athletes from college sports you take away college sports and a multitude of money. “Players at top-tier schools such as Duke are worth up to $1 million each.” With a staggering number such as a worth of one million dollars each it is truly mind boggling that athletes do not get any type of
Did you know that there are many ways to improve your taxable income base and the amount of taxes that you must pay and that sometimes even your accountant will not divulge this information? We are referring to debt consolidation and the benefits of this wonderful financial tool for all those that are struggling under a tax burden that increases each and every year. The dichotomy and the double standard is that we gained our independence from the Empire of Britain for the very same reason that many Americans are currently suffering now, taxation with little representation. IRS Gestapo? Of coarse many can and will argue that we have representation and we have presidents and governors and mayors and so many chiefs and we could not argue that point nor would we.
According to Hosick (2014), “Due to Penn State University’s significant progress toward ensuring its athletic department functions with integrity, the NCAA… eliminated the schools postseason band… and will return the full complement of football scholarships” (para. 1). Through the efforts of the university to act with integrity, comply with their athletics integrity agreement, and make sound ethical decisions, many of their sanctions were lifted early. This helped them financially, as the football team generated $6 million dollars from their post season bowl game in their first year of eligibility (Carlson, 2015). The department acting with integrity and good ethics has directly led to a substantial income source for the program.