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Slow economy or not, America's CEOs are doing just fine. According to the AFL-CIO's paywatch...

Slow economy or not, America's CEOs are doing just fine. According to the AFL-CIO's paywatch databse, CEO pay among S&P 500 firms grew 22.8% on average in 2010 and then another 13.9% in 2011. Little wonder so many companies are hoarding cash and not taking risks, Matt Yglesias writes: "People who are seeing double-digit pay increases have very good reason to be risk averse."
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  • phxcrane
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    I didn't see where they listed the pay for all the union CEO's and presidents. Also I would like them to list the disparity of there pay from the average union worker. They also might want to inform the general public that some of them don't even get voted in by the membership. Also it would be fun to see there expense accounts paid for by the union members
    20 Apr 2012, 11:33 AM Reply Like
  • untrusting investor
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    Would be no comparison between corporate and union executive compensation. Likely 100+x or more mismatch.
    20 Apr 2012, 05:23 PM Reply Like
  • phxcrane
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    then put it on the web for all see.
    20 Apr 2012, 07:39 PM Reply Like
  • Poor Texan
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    Matt Yglesias writes: "People who are seeing double-digit pay increases have very good reason to be risk averse."

     

    Non-sequitur.

     

    Also S&P is not representative of the total corporate universe. Just typical union 'hate the rich' propaganda.
    20 Apr 2012, 07:46 PM Reply Like
  • brachiosaurus
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    You must not be a shareholder, otherwise you'd be irate at how managements have taken corporations hostage. Face it, sometimes union interests align with shareholder interests: in many cases, both find management to be the enemy.

     

    Good corporate governance is optional in this country, and it is bringing down the whole concept of corporation and capitalism.
    21 Apr 2012, 04:53 AM Reply Like
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