Is capitalism really fair? America’s highest paid employees are those which have the least effect on society.
Baseball, basketball, football players, actors. Sure, these people have their fair share of inspirational stories, but they aren’t holding America together. Moreover, the president makes $400,000 a year for being commander in chief. Every player from the entire Yankees infield makes more than that.
In fact, on average a baseball player is paid $3,305,393 a year. Wow. Why aren’t soldiers paid that? These baseball players’ lives are not on the line twenty-four seven, they only sweat six days a week.
Don’t get me wrong, soldiers are well off when they return home, and athletes don’t have aneasy job. But perhaps, if it were flipped, if journalists were paid millions along with soldiers and teachers while athletes received blue collar pay, how different would this world be?