Originally Posted by BROKEN*ORBITAL
No matter their level of skill, we still need Walmart workers. Real world work needs doing. Under no circumstances do we need hockey players. Their actual value to society is zero.
But thanks for ignoring my point.
This was a dig at Big Violence's post about Unions. I will drop it because this isn't the forum for it. I posted about supply and demand, which has everything to do with the lockout and the unions. While we might not NEED hockey players, we DEMAND the best hockey players, which is evident how they all got scooped up by other teams...overseas Also, the trickle down effect of the NHL lockout goes all the way from the hotdog guy to walmart shirt sales. So actual value is much more than you stated (zero). Billions lost this year.
Again my point to my original comment was about unions and that a walmat worker can be trained to be a steel worker, but not a NHL player. Hence the supply of UNION steel workers superseded the demand, which in return inflates the actual value of that worker costing us all. While there are only a select amount of people qualified to work in the NHL which allows them to collectively arbitrate their salary.
Its basic economics. Supply and demand. You must have taken one too many to the orbital.