For my white paper, I will be examining the issue of compensating college athletes (outside of the the scholarships that already exist). This image presents various salaries and revenues from icons/organizations such as University of Texas head football coach Mack Brown, Louisville head basketball coach Rick Pitino, and the NBA (among others). The purpose of the chart, which came from a New York Times piece, is to show the extremely high salaries that these coaches and leagues receive. If they earn such large amounts of money, the Times article argues that athletes deserve to be paid as well because they are really the people who are generating the revenue. In fact, the image even shows that (in the case of Texas) the head coach is paid more than the combined value of all players’ scholarships. This is a very to-the-point, simple graphic that very effectively portrays the argument of the entire article.
This photo from the New York Times was taken in New York City’s Battery Park on October 30, the day after Hurricane Sandy reached the eastern coast of the U.S.
Because I’ll be focusing my white paper on climate change, this image brought up a lot of issues for me.
While Obama did pass the America Invents Act, nothing in the act addressed software patents. Software patents have been under heated debate for years. The debate is over where the line should be in terms of what software is patentable, whether saying software patents are too abstract is fair, and if innovation is encouraged or not by patents on software. Continue reading
I found the image below from Bloomberg Business Week, and here’s a link to the page. For my white paper I decided to write about patent reform. Last year, Obama signed into law the America Invents Act (click to watch a simple 2 minute video explaining the legislation). Continue reading
The picture is really big so if you want to see it go ahead and continue reading! Continue reading
I found this image of protesters in Bushwick, a Brooklyn neighborhood, who were raising awareness for the current state of the corporate tax code. The picture is from a website called The Epoch Times in an article called Low Tax Rates for Corporations, Wealthy Protested.