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Professional Athletes
A look at the astronomical salaries that professional athletes command.
# 64441 | 2,582 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Mar 15, 2006 in Sport (Players) , Sociology (General) , Sport (General) , Economics (General)

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This paper discusses the tremendous salaries that professional athletes receive and the implications of such high-salaried players for the economy and society. The paper suggests that, in terms of the economy, the high salaries that professional athletes receive may actually be a good sign, even though, from a moral perspective, it may be a bad sign for society.

From the Paper:

"Marshall Burrow points out that Michael Jordan makes an amazing 33 million dollars a year, not to mention another 40 million a year in endorsements. Burrow has even gone as far as to break Jordan's salary down to the day. Michael Jordan makes $170,000 a day! Is anyone, much less an athlete, worth a $170,000 a day? Once again, Jordan's salary is not reflective of his value to society. The president of the United States makes a somewhat modest $250,000 a year, and this basketball player practically brings that home each day. We should keep in mind that while sports are a business, that's not what they were originally intended for, as Burrow points out that, "They are just games, and games are supposed to be something we do for fun!" "

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