CEO wages are high because we let them

Every New Year we hear about how much the best paid CEOs are making. Wow! Millions of dollars a day!

The headlines scream: It’s not fair!  That much is true, yet we must own the reality that we together created a “corporate system” that allows this to happen. Either we are part of it or we are fighting against it. That’s why the occupy movement is so important. I recommend that everyone read the book or see the video “The Corporation” by law professor Joel Bakan. It explains well how our laws and economic systems actually support this behaviour and make it not only legal but perfectly normal. Although high wages of CEOs feel bad, I think rather than saying it’s unfair, it’s better to focus on re-creating our tired old systems so that we can ALL make money and ALL help grow our economy, without so much money going to so few.

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