A Classification of American Wealth
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Page entitled : Why excessive CEO compensation is bad

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How overpaid CEOs tend to make their companies take higher risks and increasingly use fraudulent means to reach their objectives.

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... shown by the cases of Enron, WorldCom, Tyco and more recently AIG, Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers, excessive risk taking and decaying morality unrelentingly leads to corporate fraud and failure. In our highly leveraged global economy, the failure of one large corporation can be enough to spell doom on the rest of the world. Accounting fraud, insider trading and  ...


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