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CEOs Cashing In and a Dash of Shame



February 03, 2010 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: SBUX

Yesterday on, I wrote about CEO pay, focusing in on some interesting developments that percolated in Starbucks' Howard Schultz's pay package last year. As has been the case for a long time, runaway CEO pay (disconnected with measures of merit and performance) disturbs me.  

Today I decided to take the Supreme Court ruling on campaign finance and corporate personhood issue on a walk of shame for this week. It kind of took me a while to come to any conclusion, since anytime the idea of "freedom of speech" gets thrown out there, I have a knee-jerk reaction, but I had to come out and say I don't think the ruling was a step in the right direction and rather underlines a lot of the reasons we've got problems these days. But I'd like to hear others' thoughts, since I know it's a particularly hot-button issue.

(Long SBUX.) 


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#1) On February 03, 2010 at 6:10 PM, goalie37 (88.83) wrote:

I don't know if you've had a chance to check yet, but there has already been a discussion of your article from today.  My take is that I would like to be given the same rights that corporations have.  Naming myself as the new Secretary of the Treasury would be awesome.  Then I could give huge bailout funds to all my friends!  That would be so cool!

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#2) On February 03, 2010 at 10:32 PM, TMFLomax (89.49) wrote:


Haha! (And don't get me started on bailouts...) ;)

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