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Old 01-28-2014, 08:44 AM   #21
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Delusions, Michael.

You can't even afford GIFs? You must be in the bottom 1%...
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Old 01-28-2014, 08:58 AM   #22
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1%er patch. Been around a lot longer than SAMCRO.
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Old 01-28-2014, 09:27 AM   #23
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Good read guys.
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The whole business of politics has been effectively subcontracted out to a band of professionals. Money people, outreach people, message people, research people. The rest of us are meant to feel like amateurs. In the sense of suckers. We become demotivated to learn more about how things work. We begin to opt out.
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Old 01-28-2014, 09:27 AM   #24
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You can't even afford GIFs? You must be in the bottom 1%...
Meh
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Old 01-28-2014, 09:39 AM   #25
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That sums up your arguments pretty well.
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Old 01-28-2014, 09:55 AM   #26
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Why does the 1% have a bad connotation to it? As if the other 99% were short changed when Jesus/Allah/Morgan Freeman/Easter Bunny were giving out all of the money?

No, they worked hard for it.
lol. parroting fox news is hilarious



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That sums up your arguments pretty well.
Pretty busy day, my man...
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Old 01-28-2014, 01:39 PM   #28
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lol. parroting fox news is hilarious



I try my best to consider all sources.

I'm always a bit confused by these charts... Where does it say anyone did anything wrong?
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I try my best to consider all sources.

I'm always a bit confused by these charts... Where does it say anyone did anything wrong?

http://www.nber.org/digest/dec08/w13982.html

"CEOs, through compensation committees and inbreeding of boards of directors, have a unique ability to control their own compensation," the authors write. "Furthermore, if a director approves a higher compensation package, that may subsequently lead her to receive more compensation at her own firm."

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Let's not forget golden parachutes that CEO's get for being utter failures at their jobs.
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"In large part, the authors find that the deterioration of certain institutions and policies are to blame. They report that falling union coverage, weakened product market and employment protection regulation, and shrinking tax wedges have all contributed to increased inequality."

http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/...ome-inequality
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Let's not forget golden parachutes that CEO's get for being utter failures at their jobs.
I am thinking you will begin to see the golden parachute trend start to disappear if it hasn't already started.
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I am thinking you will begin to see the golden parachute trend start to disappear if it hasn't already started.
source?
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source?
No source. Just a hunch. Business models are changing, so the 1980 models will start to disappear. I don't see them as good from a business standpoint. I think they hurt shareholders as much they benefit, especially with the outrageous packages. Golden parachutes were typically designed for mergers and acquisitions where a CEO is very likely to loose his job due the natural shakeup caused by M&A. The excessively high packages being offered are detrimental.

With all the I thinks, etc. take it for what you will.

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I hope your hunch is right but I don't see why they would get rid of them, nor any indication it is going to happen.
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"CEOs, through compensation committees and inbreeding of boards of directors, have a unique ability to control their own compensation," the authors write. "Furthermore, if a director approves a higher compensation package, that may subsequently lead her to receive more compensation at her own firm."

You don't see the salaries' of executives being a motivator for employee's to develop themselves.
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You don't see the salaries' of executives being a motivator for employee's to develop themselves.
only 1 person can rise to the top, classic pyramid scheme. how motivating is it to know you probably won't ever be CEO?
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only 1 person can rise to the top, classic pyramid scheme. how motivating is it to know you probably won't ever be CEO?
I dunno, at GEICO I was very embolded by the idea that I could one day rise from mere insurance adjuster to be the next Warren Buffet.
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I dunno, at GEICO I was very embolded by the idea that I could one day rise from mere insurance adjuster to be the next Warren Buffet.
cool! you totally made it to CEO right?
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