The Great Debate

Swiss outrage over executive pay sparks a movement in Europe

By Peter Gumbel
November 15, 2013

Here’s an idea for how to end corporate greed and reverse the trend of growing income inequality worldwide: impose a new rule that would limit the pay of top executives to just 12 times that of the lowest-paid employees at the same firm. In other words, prevent CEOs from earning more in one month than the lowliest shop-floor worker earns in a year.

Prepare for changes in executive compensation practices

October 20, 2009

Patrick R. Dailey–  Patrick R. Dailey is a human resources executive and specialist in executive compensation. The views expressed are his own. –

Executive pay caps: “stealth nationalization” or “political grandstanding”?

By Reuters Staff
February 4, 2009

obama-geithner President Barack Obama set a $500,000 annual pay cap on Wednesday for executives at companies getting taxpayer bailouts as part of a wider process to clamp down on excessive corporate pay.

Is the executive pay bubble popping?

By J Saft
January 28, 2009

James Saft Great Debate – James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –