Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Drabble: Inequity


“Did you read in the paper about Fergusson’s new contract?”

“I sure did. And that’s just the start of it -- we all know there’ll be the endorsement deals, and the off-season speaking gigs.” Bob put down the paper. “Pretty wild, don’t you think?”

“It’s sick, is what it is. I mean, yes, they work hard, but that’s too much.”

“Hey, he works hard; if he fills the seats, why not pay him for it?”

“I’m not saying he shouldn’t get paid. But professional athletes and music stars work hard too; why should a philosophy professor get so much more?”

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