CEOs Cashing In and a Dash of Shame
Yesterday on Fool.com, 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.