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Executive Compensation

A Conservative Executive Pay Plan

Bartlett Naylor | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business
Bartlett Naylor

In the end, stronger laws will be required to staunch the looting of American corporations by senior executives. Chair Camp's laudable tax measure constitutes an important expression that conservatives are willing to help, and we hope the Camp-Reed-Doggett effort sees success.

Richard M. Daley, Director of the Day

Dean Baker | Posted 03.12.2014 | Business
Dean Baker

During his tenure as mayor, Daley consistently failed to make the required contribution to the city's pension funds. As a result, according to his successor Rahm Emanuel, the city is on the brink of bankruptcy.

Dear Liberal Arts College Board of Trustees: Can We Put Our Money Where Our Morals Are?

Victor Lopez | Posted 03.07.2014 | College
Victor Lopez

I attend a Quaker college in the Southeastern part of the United States. This college has changed and trained me to become a critical thinker and a gl...

Gap Between Male and Female Pay Is Widening

Keven Bellows | Posted 02.18.2014 | Business
Keven Bellows

More women on boards not only contribute to improved company performance, they also advocate for a more level playing field for women in the companies they serve.

Let's Redesign Executive Pay

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 04.14.2014 | Business
Peter A. Georgescu

I've been looking back a lot, partly because I tend to look forward toward a future that requires us to make radical changes now. One of the greatest crises we face is the growing gap between the rich and the rest.

Big Job Cuts Coming

Reuters | Posted 04.13.2014 | Business

* Bank says 10,000-12,000 jobs to go, including 7,000 in UK * Says 'competitive' market drove 10 pct bonus rise ...

How to Solve Economic Inequality From the Top Down

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

In his SOTU speech, President Obama talked about the need to improve wages for all Americans, with a special emphasis on raising the minimum wage. But economic inequality exists as much because of oversized compensation at the top as it does because of inadequate pay at the bottom.

J.C. Penney's Overcompensated Ex-CEO Still Sinking Its Stock

Denise Mattson | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business
Denise Mattson

From the Pope to billionaires, people are beginning to reject today's popular CEO compensation formula as unjust. There is no reason other than greed to explain how one human's contribution can be worth more than the contribution of 1,000.

Scandalous Options

Patricia McGuire | Posted 03.07.2014 | DC
Patricia McGuire

Whether the size of the football coach's salary or the glamorous new recreational facilities or the size of the Race to the Top grant, the power of money is trumping the value of real education. And once money gets into the mix, the opportunity for scandal is ever present.

The Dark Side of Executive Narcissism: How CEOs Destroy Companies' Reputation and Employee Morale

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Ph.D. | Posted 03.04.2014 | Business
Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Ph.D.

If we can educate organizations, in particular board members, on the virtues of humility and the destructive consequences of narcissistic and charismatic leadership, we may see a smaller proportion of entitled, arrogant, and fraudulent CEOs -- to everyone's benefit.

The Need to Build Virtuous Organizations

Frank Islam | Posted 02.17.2014 | Business
Frank Islam

We don't know how many virtuous organizations there are in the United States today. We do know that we need more -- many more.

GM's Mary Barra: Inspirational, But Also Unfortunately Still An Anomaly

Susan Bulkeley Butler | Posted 02.15.2014 | Women
Susan Bulkeley Butler

Mary Barra's appointment as CEO of General Motors is clearly a milestone for both women and the auto industry. This is a business, after all, where it's more likely to see a woman draped across a car hood at an auto show or in a pin-up calendar than sitting in the executive suite.

Corporate America: 'Have You No Sense of Decency?'

James P. Hoffa | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

Today the Teamsters and American workers face a moment of reckoning. The time has come where people must stand up and say enough is enough to companies that seek to take advantage of employees and taxpayers.

Force Corporations to Reveal Worker Pay? Think of the Children!

Sarah Anderson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Sarah Anderson

Corporate lobbyists have been hyperventilating ever since an amendment requiring firms to report their CEO-worker pay ratio slipped into the Dodd-Frank legislation.

4 Reasons the SEC's New Ratio Test Will Not Decrease CEO Pay

Avi Sinensky | Posted 12.21.2013 | Business
Avi Sinensky

This proposal -- like some of the other rules implemented under Dodd-Frank -- will do little to accomplish the desired effect of narrowing the gap between employee compensation and executive compensation. If anything, it may have the opposite effect.

Linking Sustainability Performance to Compensation: A Must for Success

Anca Novacovici | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Anca Novacovici

If sustainability is to become part of business operations and be successful in the long-term, it must be evaluated and tied to compensation at the executive level as well as organization-wide.

Cisco CEO's Pay Nearly Doubled

Reuters | Posted 11.30.2013 | Business

(Reuters) - Cisco Systems Inc Chief Executive John Chambers' total annual compensation almost doubled, the world's biggest network equipment maker sai...

Zach Carter

SEC Finally Proposes Disclosure Rule After 3 Years | Zach Carter | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After a three-year wait, the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday proposed a new rule that would require corporations to disc...

On the 5th Anniversary of the Financial Crisis, 5 Critical Must-Do's -- No. 4

Phil Angelides | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
Phil Angelides

Too many of the nation's major institutional investors -- who manage the life savings of working Americans and who are major shareholders in the big banks -- have been silent and passive in the wake of the crisis.

Which CEOs Will Be Brave Enough to Rein in Their Own Pay?

Judith Samuelson | Posted 11.12.2013 | Business
Judith Samuelson

What we have is a classic first mover problem -- i.e. widespread desire for change, but real risks and consequences for a company or executive willing to take the first step.

Why I'd Like to Buy Muhtar Kent a Coke

Susan Bulkeley Butler | Posted 11.10.2013 | Women
Susan Bulkeley Butler

In order to change corporate America -- for the good of not just corporations, but for the good of society -- women of course must take charge of their own destiny.

Zach Carter

Third Of Richest CEOs Were Getting Paid Taxpayer Dollars | Zach Carter | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than one-third of the nation's highest-paid CEOs from the past two decades led companies that were subsidized by American taxpayers...

Billionaire Gives His $3 Million Bonus To Workers

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.12.2013 | Business

One CEO is doing his part to close the gap between himself and his employees. Russian aluminum magnate Oleg Deripaska is declining his entire $3 m...

Restaurant CEOs Are Paid 788 Times More Than Their Workers

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.02.2013 | Business

In just one morning, a CEO at one of America's biggest restaurant companies makes more on average than what one of his minimum wage workers earns in a...

Mark Gongloff

CEOs Made 273 Times Your Pay Last Year: Study | Mark Gongloff | Posted 06.26.2013 | Business

The average CEO makes hundreds of times what the average worker makes. And the average CEO probably didn't earn it all. The average chief executive...