Comments on: Swiss outrage over executive pay sparks a movement in Europe http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/11/15/swiss-outrage-over-executive-pay-sparks-a-movement-in-europe/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Groth1175 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/11/15/swiss-outrage-over-executive-pay-sparks-a-movement-in-europe/#comment-78326 Tue, 26 Nov 2013 00:55:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=25888#comment-78326 If this passed, would they (the corporations) not simply hide additional CEO and executive compensation in the form of bonuses?

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By: vt-05 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/11/15/swiss-outrage-over-executive-pay-sparks-a-movement-in-europe/#comment-78312 Sat, 23 Nov 2013 22:31:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=25888#comment-78312 it seems that most people agree with this idea but the question is what the ratio should be. This can be answered with an annual referendum so voters can annually democratically adjust their CEO’s salary.

also there are capitalist voices on here who speak of the economy as if it were some kind of god!??

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By: KwaSandra http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/11/15/swiss-outrage-over-executive-pay-sparks-a-movement-in-europe/#comment-78308 Sat, 23 Nov 2013 11:45:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=25888#comment-78308 The lowest paid workers everywhere are the ones “working their asses off”, especially those in developing nations with no option but to be exploited for crumbs just to survive. No ass is worth $10 million a year. There would be many many competent managers willing and able to perform the same task willing for a fraction of what top CEO’s are paid, if the recruitment process was a fair, transparent, merit-based, equal opportunity. Impose a ratio limit that is commensurate to the burden of responsibility, level of education and experience required of top managers. Grossly disproportionate salaries are greedy, unfair and exploitative of a system lacking in the regulation needed to rein in people when financial power goes to their heads, as it does.

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By: knitterman http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/11/15/swiss-outrage-over-executive-pay-sparks-a-movement-in-europe/#comment-78301 Fri, 22 Nov 2013 21:36:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=25888#comment-78301 “They didn’t work their asses off to be as sucessful” — The top-earning CEO’s did not work 400x, or 100x, or even 50x harder than the guy at the bottom. Most low- and middle-wage workers actually work harder, with fewer benefits. The problem is how we value various types of work. In my mind (and the mind of many), the work of a CEO or even middle-manager is not nearly as valuable as the work product of people at the bottom who are actually DOING the physical work. Sure, being able to supervise a gang of differently-skilled workers, and coach them into better team productivity is worth *something* — but not worth as much as most of them are being paid.

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By: OUTPOST2012.NET http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/11/15/swiss-outrage-over-executive-pay-sparks-a-movement-in-europe/#comment-78294 Fri, 22 Nov 2013 13:26:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=25888#comment-78294 It’s very good point; I must admit.
However, human society evolves.
We all would love to see the trend of perceived wealth aberrations being corrected in the States.

Societal life has been changing. More people get educated; attitudes towards definitions “fair” – “unfair”; the need of economy in work force decreases.

I would be happy to deliver a good news to the adepts of “laissez faire.” But I have none. Sorry.

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By: user4301 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/11/15/swiss-outrage-over-executive-pay-sparks-a-movement-in-europe/#comment-78293 Fri, 22 Nov 2013 12:14:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=25888#comment-78293 Whether it be 1381 in England or 1917 in Russia, society corrects perceived wealth aberrations all by itself; without need for laws.

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By: Necrosaro420 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/11/15/swiss-outrage-over-executive-pay-sparks-a-movement-in-europe/#comment-78292 Fri, 22 Nov 2013 07:08:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=25888#comment-78292 Its nothing but a bunch of people that are jealous of what other people have. They didnt work their asses off to be as sucessful, so they have to protest out of jealousy. Nothing more. If you want something, work hard and get it.

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By: OUTPOST2012.NET http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/11/15/swiss-outrage-over-executive-pay-sparks-a-movement-in-europe/#comment-78278 Thu, 21 Nov 2013 18:09:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=25888#comment-78278 The Marx’s idea was a society without any currency.
A society without any state. That was/is called communism.
The idea fo communism had never been implemented.
What many people call “communism” had nothing to do with Marx.
Marx’s ideas can be compared – with the Start Trek economy.

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By: zotdoc http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/11/15/swiss-outrage-over-executive-pay-sparks-a-movement-in-europe/#comment-78276 Thu, 21 Nov 2013 17:22:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=25888#comment-78276 This is a really stupid idea. It is not going to help low skill workers and will hurt high income people, leading them to move production out of Switzerland. Like all of Marx’s ideas, they sound good until implemented, when they result in a more or less universal poverty.

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By: Lyrion http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/11/15/swiss-outrage-over-executive-pay-sparks-a-movement-in-europe/#comment-78274 Thu, 21 Nov 2013 16:04:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=25888#comment-78274 The payment overall should be normalised. The Swizz certainly is a great country all in all. One problem i see is that the people with these gross salaries usually are in power and would sooner move their business elsewhere than risk loosing their insane salary and/or bonuses.

Theres a Swedish company owner, perhaps you’ve heard of minecraft? the game was a huge success and where there is success.. money is sure to follow, but instead of hoarding it to himself, he distributed it to everyone in the company, those that had contributed the most to the project got the most money.

The problem as always is greed, there is no way you can justify someone earning fifty… a hundred or even two hundred times plus than anyone else. if people set examples and shared rightfully to everyone who contributes, this law wouldn’t have to even exist.

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