CEO compensation has grown 940% since 1978 Typical worker compensation has risen only 12% during that time

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>Top 350 CEOs’ compensation has grown 940% since 1978. FTFY. The top 350 software engineers have seen much higher than 940% wage growth since 1978. The top 350 atheletes are paid significantly more than the top 350 CEOs. Why did the EPI need to cherrypick their data so egregiously? Also, this topic was already posted earlier today. Happy to more attempts to spread misleading propaganda. Edit: oh no, it’s the spam bot who posts propaganda to 100s of subs. Yikes!

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The CEO of Walmart made 22.8 million in 2017. Walmart employs 2.1 million people. If we were to equally distribute his pay across all those employees they’d make an additional 10-11 dollars annually. What’s the actual point of these wealth envy posts?

Davec433

Basic economics says that in a competitive market a worker should be paid his or her marginal product. In general, CEOs with extremely high pay are in charge of extremely large firms so that their actions have very large effects, i.e. large potential marginal product.

slackman13

How do I become a ceo? That’s the real question.

russianheat

If CEOs are overpayed, why aren’t shareholders having a cow

thegrayven