Comments on: The compensation racket, Al Jazeera’s plans, and Boston health costs http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2013/05/07/the-compensation-racket-al-jazeeras-plans-and-boston-health-costs/ Steven Brill Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:30:28 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: AdamSmith http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2013/05/07/the-compensation-racket-al-jazeeras-plans-and-boston-health-costs/comment-page-1/#comment-382 Wed, 08 May 2013 17:32:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/?p=826#comment-382 The executive compensation article is very interesting, but depressing.

Here we see someone as powerful and famous as Warren Buffett publicizing it, and then this very Reuters article publicizing it, and yet it’s obvious nothing will be done about it.

Our political system is truly rotten to the core, hollowed out and filled with points of infection everywhere.

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By: ExecCompConsult http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2013/05/07/the-compensation-racket-al-jazeeras-plans-and-boston-health-costs/comment-page-1/#comment-381 Wed, 08 May 2013 15:17:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/?p=826#comment-381 Times have changed dramatically in executive compensation since 2006. Wake up!

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By: pavoter1946 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2013/05/07/the-compensation-racket-al-jazeeras-plans-and-boston-health-costs/comment-page-1/#comment-380 Wed, 08 May 2013 14:09:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/?p=826#comment-380 CEO compensation packages are really quite simple to explain. Members of the Board are not playing with their own money. And they want to say they recruited the very best, so for them that means paying the very most. And the prospective CEO hires agents that negotiate for him, to make sure he gets the highest possible salary and the greatest number of perks. And no matter how outlandish the request, it is often met.

And they are perfectly happy with that arrangement. And that is the total disconnect. One can see that with the push back against disclosing financial information about executive pay and perks. It’s not their money.

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By: JL4 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2013/05/07/the-compensation-racket-al-jazeeras-plans-and-boston-health-costs/comment-page-1/#comment-379 Wed, 08 May 2013 13:42:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/?p=826#comment-379 Mr. Brill, these are “stories I’d like to see” you tackle. They are great questions that require great investigative journalism, and I think you’re up to it. So how about it?

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