Carmelo Anthony and the Minimum Wage
by Regis Boff
If raising the minimum wage makes sense, and there are fair arguments on both sides of this unless you are a Democrat or a Republican, then what would be so wrong with using the exact reverse of this to set minimum/ maximum wages for basketball teams (hint: the Knicks).
Ok, so these players, as the arguments go, should be paid commensurate with the money their fame generates, they call this market value. Seems fair, but according to the statistics, 90% of our population generates the vast majority of our gross national product, and we are talking umpteen trillions here, so if all those long suffering ragamuffins renegotiate their deals and perhaps they should, (but honestly I could care less about that stuff), why exactly can’t we get out of Carmelo Anthony’s contract.