• makes absolutly no sense does it about teachers they make little as well. I truelly believe the word has its priorities in a mess
    • Hardcore Conservative
      Which is why reality shows are so popular. Why you have people who are famous for doing nothing but being famous.
    • Roaring
      Yes true. I worked as a residential worker(used to be called Rec Counselor) with dependent, neglected and abused children They paid $6:50 an hour what you would get at a fast food job. Disgraceful.
  • It makes no sense. However, the child care work usually gets paid from our pockets and the player gets paid ultimately by big business or big pockets ( which are usually filled by us,the little people too!)
    • Hardcore Conservative
      Their pockets are filled by the people buy the tickets and t-shirts and $5 hot dogs.
  • What's wrong with it is that I'm a whole lot closer to the child-care worker than the NBA athlete.
  • I don't really have a problem with the millionaire sports heroes -- our economic system does create the conditions for that kind of bizarre "niche" success. The problem is at the other end of the scale: expecting the free market to properly value the things that are actually valuable is foolish, because the free market isn't essentially rooted in values, it's rooted in desires and fears. This could be considered the basic breakdown of wisdom in our culture -- that we have no structure to ensure that our values are reflected in the distribution of income. Obviously child-care is a high-value activity to society as a whole. It should be compensated accordingly. We have enormous social problems which arise in a mix of conditions which prominently features poor early-childhood development as a star witness. It's way past time to put that witness on the stand to testify.
  • Sports celebrities wouldn't be getting paid what they are if the consumer didn't spend the money on the tickets. If you feel your child's care is worth more money then you hire a high quality nanny, and they are not cheap.
  • Nobody is willing to pay to see your child-care worker go about their jobs. People ARE willing to pay to see a hockey player go about theirs.
  • society as a whole cares more about entertainment than children. give them a cell phone as a babysitter works for free.

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