In the Great Gatsby, the author tells us a story about a man whose name was Gatsby, when he final became rich by his own effort, his lover can not accept him at all, people around him were just made use of his money, and they still looked down upon him because of his poor background. What a sad story! Through this story, we can learn that money is not so useful, maybe we can use money to buy a lot of things, but it does not mean rich can present everything. Gatsby’s
Marc Edelman is an Associate Professor of Law at Zicklin school of business, where he focuses on sports, antitrust, gaming and intellectual property law. He discusses why student athlete are more like employees than students. “At other schools, college coaches regulate student-athlete speech on Facebook and Twitter -- even when their sport is not in session” (Edelman). No matter what, when, where, or why, you must conduct yourself responsibility because you are always being monitored. Paul Marx, a retired English professor from Maryland expresses why college athlete should be paid.
The lack of money is an issue many people face everyday and creates the perception that without it we wouldn’t have our lives the way we would like them to be. Money is a source of reliability, it connects us to others and ourselves. A lack of money implies our failure in ourselves, therefore we search for it as a sufficient answer implying our triumph. Consequently, our dependence on money is the frequent way of reassuring everyone and ourselves that we are in perfect state both in our physical life and mental
After reading Williams essay I have came to the conclusion that college is all about money. The education system is set up in a way to continuously make money. College is set up in a ripple affect when it comes to money, college students sign up for a life a debt from the start, and lastly
Franklin uses many of his ideas to try and convince people about what to follow to achieve wealth. If people continue to be lazy, poverty will catch up with them. When you start to buy things that you don’t really need, you will begin to sell what you really need the most. If you really want to know more about what wealth, try and borrow some money. This will show people that going into debt means giving other people power over your life.
There is a controversy of whether college athletes should get paid or not? Some say that many people make money off of them by selling jerseys, doing ads, and etc. So they should at least make some money for other people using them. On the other hand, people say that they already have a full ride scholarship why do they need to get paid or what if smaller schools can’t pay them? College athletes should get paid because people make money off them, some sport careers don 't last long, and getting payed large amount of money teaches financial responsibility.
While other students are working part time, college athletes are working hard in court, in the field or in the rink, without earning even a single dollar. So getting paid, even a little extra, would go a long way to helping them pay for all their needs. This would also make a huge difference for students from families with low income.”(NYBorg) The payment of college football athletes is highly debated because it benefits certain people a lot more than others. Even a statement from a former athlete shows how he thinks athletes should be paid just due to the fact of the money being made off of the game itself, “You go to Chapel Hill and try to go to a Carolina-Duke game, good luck trying to find a ticket. It’s nationally televised.
And in between, students are driven to take low paying and high paying jobs against their own consent, their interests are altered, personal decisions must be taken according to financial situations, and people dare to reject education (Choi, 32). Student loan debt weighs on billions of shoulders in the world and it is nearly impossible to be oblivious to all the harm that it has done and all the factors it takes part in affecting that it shouldn’t. If awareness could be raised and colleges would only consider to at least reduce tuition rather than eliminate it, that would still help do the nation well and commence improvement. An education must serve to inspire imagination and to motivate creativity in as many fields as possible. A society that is excellent is a society that presents opportunities for each and every member.
At first glance this quote seems potentially miscellaneous, but when looking at the context, Yenkel would not mention being apart of a Socialist organization to his friend if it were not important or warranted. When analyzing Yisrulik’s response, a quote can shed some light on why it was mentioned, “The rich men are doing nicely, as usual, and the poor people are dying of hunger […] Workingmen like us are sitting around without a stitch of work” (Aleichem, 239). What Aleichem is alluding to is Captalism, an economic system where private owners control a country’s trade and industry for profit. Capitalism is hurting the Jewish community in Russia; so the reason Yenkel opens up the letter mentioning Socialism (the opposite of Capitalism) is a nod to Yisrulik that things are much better in America. Aleichem indirectly proposes the idea that Capitalism is easily abused and inherently bad for the Jewish
When an athlete trusts too much he can duped into scams made by greedy people who just want their money and know they can take advantage of them. When they trust too little, he won’t accept good financial advice that could ensure financial stability for life. Another reason in this article why athletes go broke is because they feel a need or responsibility to pay back their family and friends who supported them to get where they are today. In order to avoid the stereotypical “money changed you” saying, Professional athletes often go to extreme measure to prove a
According to Slatter (2014), greed is a selfish desire to crave something that is not needed. The need can be for money, power, or wealth. Based on Bernard Madoff’s interview with MarketWatch, I would say he created a Ponzi scheme because of greed that later on he wanted to get out of but didn’t know how. He positioned himself in top positions to build his credibility and develop trust among people. He served as chairman of the NASDAQ a few years in his career.
From the “rags-to-riches” dream, to becoming a rugged individualist, America’s dreams exceed pure commercialistic desires. However, any of these alternative versions of the American Dream are based off of money in some way. The fault of the “rag-to-riches” dream lies within its objective. Similar to social mobility, this dream relies on the poor to sit at the bottom and wish for the top, focusing on money. Even those who have reached success in this dream and become enormously wealthy still only care about their wealth.
The era that makes this possible, and gives America the potential to be a great country, is the Progressive Era. The Progressive Era was the era that destroyed many things that the big industrialist liked having (i.e. monopolies) (Whitehead, 2016). The changes in the Progressive Era were not a result of the big industrialist changing their minds, because they like having things that were latter banned in the Progressive Era. The robber barons got rich by cheating the poor people who were either their worker or their customer.
In conclusion, these elite businessmen were ruthless, powerful leaders better defined as robber barons than captains of industry. All of them were in it for the money and only cared to give back at the end of their lives when they didn’t need it anymore. They justified this under Social Darwinism and the Gospel of Wealth, but the general public didn’t see eye to eye on their
As we all know the struggle to stay above water financially for college students is very real. While attending college full time it is difficult enough to maintain a job as it is. When you add the factor of being an athlete to this equation it makes this struggle of having a job ten times more difficult. This is because being an athlete is like having a full time job, it consumes a lot of time and leaves no time to get a paying job. This is why I pose the argument that all college athletes should get paid.