Advertising

It's March, so let's get mad. The annual 64-team NCAA basketball tournament is a notorious destroyer of American wealth in terms of millions of lost productivity hours at work and more millions in gambling, but all of that is by choice on the parts of everyone watching. That's fine. What's not fine is the separation of the mountain of wealth generated for colleges, coaches, and corporations from the student athletes who create it. Students who sometimes go hungry, have a snowball's chance in hell of going pro, and (as John Oliver explains in the video) get stripped of scholarships for being taken out to an "inappropriate" sympathy lunch with their coach when their parents die.