The politics of pay from The Economist:
Thankfully, more of the ludicrous pay packages details are being made public and shame will force some changes (those approving these pay packages have to justify such reckless spending). Of course, some feel no shame no matter how egregious the situation. As I mentioned earlier, I would add excessive executive pay to Deming’s seven deadly diseases of western management. We need to drastically role back the luducrous pay packages.
Related: More on Obscene CEO Pay – Excessive Executive Pay – Toyota’s CEO pay under $1 million – Warren Buffett on Excessive CEO Pay – Compensation at Whole Foods – Bloated CEO salaries, subsidized by taxpayers, undermine American values – CEO Compensation: A Problem That Just Gets Worse
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Although all these companies and their boards of directors claim to be 100% capitalists, their inner dealings are 100% communist and dictatorial thereby excluding their shareholders and employees from questioning executive excesses and unwarranted bonuses.