Recently, the Economic Policy Institute reported that CEO compensation grew more than 725 percent during 1978-2011, substantially more than annual compensation of a typical worker, which grew less than 6 percent over the period. The CEO-to-worker compensation ratio amounted to 231 in 2011. See the attached PowerPoint overview of corporate ethics and strategy, with particular reference to slides 18-23 concerning “Executive Compensation: Do They Earn It?”
As a concerned capitalist corporate reformer, what would you advocate in structuring executive compensation vis-à-vis employee pay? Do you have any advice for lawmakers and government regulatory agencies?