Leonardo DiCaprio Climate Summit 2014 & How Much (More) Should CEOs Make?

My feelings about the climate change happening can not be put in better words than those of Leonardo DiCaprio addressing the UN climate summit. We should act now. People are waking up slowly, we all see changes around us. It was the hottest September ever in The Netherlands. Felt like summer last few weeks.

I stumbled upon this interesting (academic) article about CEO compensation. The reality differs a lot from our perception of what is, what it should be and what it is actually is. Well this is what life is about in essence. Always the same story. You can find the article here: How Much (More) Should CEOs Make? A Universal Desire for More Equal Pay

The essence: in every one of the 16 countries where the professors were able to get data about the actual ratio of CEO to worker pay, the reality of the situation was far more unequal than what people had imagined. Duh.

CEOs are getting richer and richer and the gap between worker compensation (which has stagnated for the sake of shareholder value) and executive compensation (wich have gone through the roof) is bigger than ever.

I am not worried, also the CEOs will learn this important life lesson:

” Your people are driven by a terrible sense of deficiency. When the last tree is cut, the last fish is caught, and the last river is polluted; when to breathe the air is sickening, you will realize, too late, that wealth is not in bank accounts and that you can’t eat money.

Obomsawin  – Native American (1972)

 

 

 

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