Monday, June 24, 2013

ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY: WHAT IS A FAIR WAGE FOR SPORTSMEN?


Sports have been the most popular  pastime for centuries with many of those we enjoy today dating back hundreds of years. It is only quite recently that sports has become a vocation and earnings in the field have soared. During the current recession, when so many highly qualified people are unable to get a job to feed their families, are the wages we pay sportsmen getting out of control or do they deserve what they earn? Do your research and write an argumentative essay.
Reading material to annotate
1.       “Are Salary Caps in Professional Sports Effective?” http://www.debate.org/opinions/are-salary-caps-in-professional-sports-effective
2.       “Are Most Professional Athletes Overpaid?” http://www.debate.org/opinions/are-most-professional-athletes-overpaid
3.       “Why Do Athletes Make so much Money?” http://mcamp.hubpages.com/hub/athletesalaries
4.       Wage Determination in Professional Sports” http://www.humankinetics.com/excerpts/excerpts/wage-determination-in-professional-sports
5.       Two Sides to Every Coin: Are Professional Athletes Overpaid?” http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1089195-two-sides-to-every-coin-are-professional-athletes-overpaid
Videos to watch and make notes on
1.       “Why do Athlets, Celebs Make So Much? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZ83YOptIZ8

2.       “Do Pro Athletes Deserve to Paid so Much?” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtqJBDXx5Fw

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