Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The NCAA has an Agreement on Athlete Compensation but not on Coach Compensation

The NCAA has an agreement on athlete compensation and they enforce it pretty well, but interestingly they have no agreements on coach or executive or for that matter professor compensation.   It might be difficult to have an effective agreement on executive compensation because the better executives could move to non NCAA organizations, professors you could probably do as long as the cap is high enough and coaches could surely be done because:

  1.  Where would the coaches go.  Some could go to professional sports but those positions are limited.
  2. Winning in NCAA sports is a zero sum game and though you would loose some talent the effect would be inconsequential.

So I propose that the NCAA members agree that coaches  not be compensated more that $250,000/year.  That is enough that they should still be able to attract sufficiently qualified candidates. 

This would mean that we are treating the NCAA as a single organization as fare as sports goes.  

Friday, April 11, 2014

Response to Dean Baker's Great Post: "Medicare Is a Steal, but for Whom?"

Clearly our Governments Fed and local should combine all Medicare, Medicaid and all 

Government employees into one insurance program to maximize buying power and:
1. Squeeze providers.
2. Refuse to pay for care that has not shown strong evidence of net benefit.  

But our politicians are so corrupt (and fearful of seniors and Government employee unions) that they will not even do that. AND BTW Seniors and Government employee unions would not in the long run be hurt but helped on net by such a move though they would surely see it as a negative.

When given a choice between what is good and right for the people and what is good them politicians will choose to do what is good for them 90%+ of the time. You can count on that.