Career Calling

November 16, 2013

Putting an Expensive Tweet in Perspective

I saw an odd note in today’s Chicago Sun-Times.  New York Knicks player J.R. Smith was fined $25,000 for “directing hostile and inappropriate language to another player via his Twitter account.”  My first puerile thought was: What did he say?  After that, however, I considered the amount of the fine in relation to a recent post I wrote about the median income in the U.S.  Most people in the U.S. make $27,000 or less.  One ballplayer was nearly fined that much for a tweet.  The next time someone argues that there is not income inequality in this country, remember J.R. Smith’s expensive tweet.  It says a lot about what is happening in this country.  What it says is not good.

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