America’s unbreakable fixation with football will only lead to more injuries like Damar Hamlin’s. A uniquely American concoction of capitalism and culture has allowed football to continue to thrive, even as the dangers it presents to players, both professional and amateur, have become clearer. Football remains the biggest hit on TV.
These companies should be paying for the long-term health and safety of these communities and these workers referring to the importance of establishing just transition community funds, akin to the Black Lung Program, paid for by excise tax on coal.
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