Switchin' Flies

by Barney Nelson

Instead of a war on poverty, how about a celebration of poverty? First of all, I'm not going to tackle REAL poverty, just American poverty. We seem to imagine the 1% in the USA as super-rich white business executives who make a profit off the backs of their employees. Well, the 1% does include a few business tycoons like Bill Gates and The Donald, but most of them are professional athletes and coaches, movie stars and singers: Oprah, Tiger Woods, LeBron James, A-Rod, and Beyoncé. According to the Wall Street Journal, "The minimum salary in all three major league sports (NFL, NBA, and MLB) is sufficient to place every player in the top 1%
 
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