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Daniel Marans

Study: Top CEOs Earn 300 Times As Much As Average Workers

HuffingtonPost.com | Daniel Marans | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics

CEOs at top U.S. companies earned more than 300 times what average workers did in 2014, a new study revealed on Monday. According to the report by ...

New Walmart Ads: An Exercise In Lip Service

Richard Zombeck | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
Richard Zombeck

Have you seen the new Walmart commercials? They're fabulous. They're heartwarming. They bring back any faith in humanity you may have lost. Actually, they're a spectacular exercise in disingenuous, masturbatory fiction.

Is It Time To Extend The Say On Pay To The Employees?

Judith Samuelson | Posted 06.15.2015 | Business
Judith Samuelson

We need a fresh look at the whole concept of "Pay for Performance." But maybe the problem isn't with the basic concept of Say on Pay -- it's that the wrong group is asked to weigh in.

Venture Capitalists Rule the World

John Feffer | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics
John Feffer

Venture capitalism has a disproportionate impact on the economy. It helps to ensure that technological innovation enriches the few and sustains jobless economic growth. Industrial policy in the hands of the government ideally creates wealth and spreads it around. Venture capitalists pick a handful of winners as part of a process of concentrating wealth in fewer and fewer hands.

Zach Carter

Here's Why Elizabeth Warren Is So Mad At The SEC

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) stunned Wall Street this week with a scathing letter to Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo...

Mary Jo Wait

Bartlett Naylor | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Bartlett Naylor

In the age of Big Data, corporate America knows a lot about us--our buying habits, where we travel, even our mental health. But ask Corporate America a simple junior high-level question in long division related to CEO compensation and some of these companies freeze like awkward teens at the sock hop.

Zach Carter

Elizabeth Warren Has Had It With The SEC's Aid To Wall Street Lawbreakers

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White on Tuesday, criticizing White's ...

Clinton Misuses Stat On CEO Pay

FactCheck.Org | Robert Farley | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. Hillary Clinton said the “average American CEO” makes 300 times more than the typical wor...

CEO Pay a Common Theme on Progressive Agendas For 2016

Sarah Anderson | Posted 05.15.2015 | Politics
Sarah Anderson

The AFL-CIO's new figures have come out amidst a proliferation of new policy agendas that include executive compensation reforms and are aimed at shaping the 2016 election campaigns.

New SEC CEO Pay Rule Gets Low Marks

Sarah Anderson | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics
Sarah Anderson

In my more than two decades of work on runaway executive pay, sparking public outrage has never been the problem. The real challenge has been persuading the public there's something we can do about it.

The Threat of Gravity Payments

Steven Conn | Posted 06.21.2015 | Business
Steven Conn

You've undoubtedly heard that CEO Dan Price recently decided to cut his own salary in order to help finance a radical experiment in employee pay: everyone who works for Gravity Payments, based in Seattle, will now make $70,000/year.

Taxpayers Subsidize Restaurant Pay

Sarah Anderson | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics
Sarah Anderson

More than four million Americans work in the full service restaurant industry. Of these, nearly half rely on public assistance for their family's basic needs, according to Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC) United researchers.

America, It's Been a Privilege

Will Bunch | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics
Will Bunch

You really can buy anything in America in 2015 -- even things you would never guess in a million years that someone wanted to buy. Who knew, before this weekend, that if you donate enough money, you can even become a quasi-cop and go chasing down criminals and assorted poor people in your spare time? Is this an exceptional country or what?

Igor Bobic

Hillary Clinton Blasts Pay For CEOs, Hedge Fund Managers In Campaign Kickoff

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In her first campaign event Tuesday as a presidential candidate in the early caucus state of Iowa, Hillary Clinton blasted a system that...

Zach Carter

Senate Democrats Are Getting Fed Up With The SEC's Delay On CEO Pay Rule

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats are losing patience with the Securities and Exchange Commission over the agency's failure to implement a new CEO pay ru...

Ben Walsh

Here's How To Fix The CEO Pay Problem

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Walsh | Posted 03.12.2015 | Business

We’re doing CEO pay wrong.

Weaker Unions = Higher CEO Pay

Sarah Anderson | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Sarah Anderson

We can only hope that the Jaumotte-Osorio Buitron research will help open more eyes -- from Wisconsin to Greece -- to the positive role labor unions can play in creating healthy economies.

Is Hillary Clinton in the Bottom 3 Percent? Turning the Corner on CEO Pay

Dean Baker | Posted 04.04.2015 | Business
Dean Baker

Hillary Clinton served on the board of directors of Walmart from 1986 to 1992. She is among the thousands of prominent and successful individuals who have sat on the boards of major corporations. The reason that the rest of us should care about corporate directors is that these are the people who determine the pay of corporate CEOs.

Trap for Leaders: How Power Impacts the Brain and Relationships

Robert Hall | Posted 03.28.2015 | Business
Robert Hall

The growing need for engaged, productive stakeholders is not filled magically. It requires a specific, intentional brand of leading - Relational Leadership.

How Wall Street Occupies America: Rising Debt and Runaway Inequality

Les Leopold | Posted 03.16.2015 | Business
Les Leopold

Between the New Deal and the 1970s, Wall Street was tightly controlled. Taxes on the wealthy were high, worker wages were rising, and debt levels on consumers, companies and government were low. After finance wriggled free from these regulations private and public debt exploded, wages stalled, taxes on the rich fell and inequality soared.

Idea for Tackling Inequality #27,653: Stop Subsidizing It

Dean Baker | Posted 03.14.2015 | Business
Dean Baker

Most of the discussion assumes that inequality is something that happened. By contrast, the more obvious story is that inequality is something that was done; it was the result of policies that had the effect of redistributing income upward.

Social Justice Quiz 2015: Inequality

Bill Quigley | Posted 03.14.2015 | Politics
Bill Quigley

In 1990, 20 percent of all children in the US lived in poverty. What percent of the children in the US live in poverty today?

Dems Maneuver to Curb CEO Pay Loophole

Sarah Anderson | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics
Sarah Anderson

Right out of the blocks, House Democrats are pushing a tax reform in the 114th Congress that tackles the extreme gaps between CEO and worker pay. Their maneuver could raise awareness of a CEO pay loophole so outrageous it will be hard for Republicans to defend indefinitely.

Why Pay Secrecy Needs to End

Ed Lawler | Posted 03.08.2015 | Business
Ed Lawler

Instead of spending more time and money on keeping pay information secret, how about administering pay correctly so that there is nothing that needs to be kept secret?

The Eight Ugly Scars of Runaway Inequality

Les Leopold | Posted 03.07.2015 | Politics
Les Leopold

America is the richest country in all of history. We have the largest economy and the largest number of millionaires and billionaires. At the same time, however, we lead the developed world in economic inequality.