The Great Debate

Supersize salaries: How much is that CEO worth?

By Paul Hodgson
April 30, 2014

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The disparity between what chief executive officers earn and what their employees earn continues to grow exponentially. CEO pay levels have increased dramatically for more than 20 years. Pay levels for workers, however, have stagnated. This is a much-cited statistic. But now a proposed bill in the California state Senate aims to do something about this.

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The Oracle Oregon fiasco, crying wolf on an Obamacare tax, and anointing the ‘Politico 50′

By Steven Brill
December 31, 2013

1. The Oracle Oregon fiasco:

We all know by now that the dominant story line of the Obamacare website’s failed launch is that the federal government is terrible at doing high-tech projects -- let alone one that involves the e-commerce wizardry that has made Silicon Valley the envy of the world.

Apple and Samsung’s cone of silence

By Nancy Scola
October 17, 2012

Apple and Samsung, you might have heard, have spent the last many months in a California courtroom haggling over who violated whose patents. At the end of August, Apple was awarded more than a billion dollars in damages by a jury, and the Samsung is now claiming jury misconduct. Just last week a U.S. appeals court threw out the judge’s ban on Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus phone. The whole situation is, really, turning into a bit of a confusing mess.

Sun software is the tail wagging the dog

By Eric Auchard
September 3, 2009

Eric Auchard– Eric Auchard is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own —