• Executive Compensation Package Analysis

    Execcomp Civilization and Impulse Control: An Executive Compensation Package Analysis

    Over the years, this view of civilization has stuck with me: Civilization is defined as impulse control. If this is so, how does outlandish executive compensation fit into civilization?

    The poster illustration for uncivilized behavior, it seems, could be the greed of outrageously excessive executive compensation packages. Richard Fuld at Lehman Brothers, for example, made $484 million in 8 years as he ultimately drove his company out of existence.

  • Effect of Executive Compensation Cap

    Compensationcap How Will Obama’s Executive Compensation Cap Affect Companies in Trouble?

    It’s official. The unethical use of bailout money that so many of us feared would come when the government wrote big checks to save our economy has arrived. In fact, according to a recent L.A. Times article, "Wall Street Finds Ways Around Executive Pay Caps," $20 million of the bailout money handed out last year by the Bush administration went to executive compensation bonuses. These, mind you, are top executives at companies that failed. Do you think they are inspired to do better work now that they were rewarded for running their businesses into the ground?


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