Shaquille O'Neal made $27,696,430 in 2004-05 basketball season. A high school teacher makes on average $43,660 for the same year. "As you can see, the difference between what a top NBA player makes and what "an ordinary American" make is huge. "(p.204-05) Nurses, teachers, child care workers, IT support technicians are all highly skilled and trained and have more education, and costs for that education out-of-pocket. They also do something that greatly benefits and improves society. So how, from an economic standpoint, can these high salaries of sports players be justified?
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