For example, in an article from Huffingtonpost.com, it said parents in the US, spend about six hundred seventy one dollars on average to cover uniforms, coaching, and registration fees (“High Cost of Youth Sports” 2). That shows that they are harmful, because parents are spending a lot of money just for their kid to play one sport. They could be saving their money for their children’s college or something else that will benefit their future. Another example is in the same article, it said, “More than 2 in 10 (21%) spend $1,000 or more every year for sports per child”(“High Cost of Youth Sports” 1).That shows that the cost of competitive sports is harmful because parents are spending a lot of money per year. So, if the kid keeps playing the sport every year until college, that can end up being a lot more money than just for them playing it once.
Despite this, the U.S. Mint keeps churning out a billion pennies a month.” The complete waste of time and money spent producing these pennies just to be forgotten in the couch cushions is astounding. If every penny is 1.8 cents to produce than the government is giving away 800 million USD every single year. The same article says, “...10 million new useless items punched out by government workers who could be more usefully employed tracking counterfeiters.” In other words, the government isn’t only wasting money on penny production but, also a working staff. U.S. currency could be more protected if it wasn’t for the pesky penny. To sum up, if people took the time to research how the penny was affecting us as a nation we could be closer to the
Gambling is also very addictive, approximately six and a half million people in America are addicted to gambling and 15 percent of Americans gamble at least once per week (Frazier, 2015). But what exactly is compulsive or pathological gambling? Gambling addicts don't get addicted to gambling just because of the game. No gambling has a lot
In most professional sports, they play in games for only a few months and then have a few months off. They do practice every day, but is that worth millions of dollars? Most athletes are getting paid ridiculous amounts for short term contracts; for example Odell Beckham Jr is getting paid 25 million dollars a year for five years, and most people are not going to even get close to 2 million dollars in their lifetime. One of the main reasons that ticket prices are so high is that the fans have to pay for the “all star” salaries. I think that the pro leagues should just start to pay their players normal salaries or at least
In 2012, statistics showed that prisons were overcrowded by 41 percent, the highest since 2004. Overcrowded prisons can become highly ineffective as space becomes limited and the amount of inmates to monitor increases. This means more jobs that are necessary for guards which then equals more tax money invested into the penal system. CNN provides information acquired by the United States census which shows how much money is spent on students compared to prisoners per year separated by states. The lowest amount provided per prisoner is in Kentucky where each prisoner costs around $12,000 whereas each student costs a little under $10,000.
These video games are teaching our kids bad habits and that’s not good. “As many as 97% of US kids age 12-17 play video games, contributing to the $21.53 billion domestic video game industry. More than half of the 50 top-selling video games contain violence”. (Do Violent Video
The average American worker makes one hundred and seventy thousand from retiring at seventy or in their sixties, but an athlete will make up to twenty four point seven million to point five million at the end of their career. Also, athletes can develop more money than an American worker because for a single game make at the highest fifteen thousand ,but an American worker doesn’t get paid every day they get paid by the month or by weeks and athletes can depend on their team mates while a worker can not if the workers miss a day they will be fired which can make them feel deluge, but if a player or athlete is gone they can have someone to substitute for them. In Mackenzie Carro’s essay she points out that athletes face chronic health problems, medical bills, and short careers. Athletes are overpaid because they are getting paid more than the jobs who saves lives, they make more money in a year than the average family, and athletes make more money than a average American who retires in their seventies or
“Just nine percent of students from the lowest income quartile graduate with a bachelor 's degree by age twenty four, compared to seventy seven percent for the top income quartile” (Feldman n.pg.). College is becoming unrealistic for several students across America because of the outrageous prices that continue to increase. While some people believe college is a reasonable price due to the fact that it is a necessary piece of qualifying for higher paying jobs, it is unfair. As a matter of fact, wealthy students are now being offered a wider range of opportunities than others, not on the grounds that they have increased knowledge, but because their parents have additional money. All students have the right to an education with persistent work,
It is a fast growing crime in America that 12.1million victims were reported last year and their financial loses are reported 26.3 billion dollar. Most frequently occurred was misusing credit cards(64.1%), bank accounts(35%) and using personal information(14.2%) (Identity theft). As identity fraud usually take place in internet, it is hard to track. So it is important to prevent it from happening. Environmental law violation is another crime that affect society enormously.
It will cost the automobile-maker in terms of legal fines, investors and customer backlash, class action suits, possible criminal investigation, and loss of futures sales. Forbes estimated that the total cost the company will have to bear would be up to 30.25 billion Euros, which includes in fines and settlements from the government and from the private sectors, recall expenses and also future loss of sales. However, Volkswagen currently only has 21.5 billion Euros in cash which is still insufficient for a worst case scenario. The market capitalization of world 's third biggest car maker plunged 15 per cent in two days in the wake of the scandal and is exacerbating problems in the benchmark DAX index which s battling with a bear market (Sydney Morning Herald, 2015). The scandal will also affect other fellow automakers who makes cars which runs on diesel,
According to data from the 2014 season, the Steelers rank sixth in highest ticket prices, with the average cost of a ticket being $328 (Reevy). Such high ticket prices result in less opportunities for new fans to attend a game because they may not be willing to spend hundreds of dollars yet. Also, these high ticket prices drive away families from attending a game. By the time a family of four buys their tickets, pays for parking, and satisfies their hunger and thirst, they could very well be $1500 in the hole. Making going a Steeler game regularly almost impossible for the average family.
This creates problems because it adds to the eminence amount of tax dollars spent every year. In the article “The high price of incarceration in America” by Aimee shows that the average American taxpayer spends about $260 a year that is almost 80 billion dollars a year for incarceration (1). There have been many voters who have been trying to reduce the amount of mass incarcerations that have been going on since the 1980’s. The majority of prisoners who were released between 2014-2015 returned to crime but the rate that they were committing the crime and returning was dropped at an astonishing degree. In the article “Prosecutors Fight to Plan to Lower Drug Sentencing “ by Sari, Horwitz (1) shows how government officials are trying to cut back on the amount of long term sentencing for first time offenders.
For young college-educated men in 2000 hourly wages were $22.75, but almost dropped a full dollar $21.77 by 2010. For young college-educated women, hourly wages fell from $19.38 to $18.43 over the same amount of time. Now, with unemployment being at 8%, it will be likely years before young college-educated graduates, or any workers, see substantial wage
“Total student debt has now reached the $1 trillion mark, more than the credit card debt of every American combined. The federal deficit in the recently ended fiscal year totaled $1.3 trillion; the debt load carried by college grads now stands at more than two thirds of our nation 's massive budget shortfall. According to the College Board, over half of all full-time undergraduates at public colleges and universities are now full-time borrowers” (Cary). The college graduates stay in debt for a very long time, this debt that they leave with stays with them tomorrow because it affects their future later on with marriage and other substances. By having the college cost and tuition decrease it would really benefit a lot of the college graduates with their future as they grow up.