Tuesday, January 31, 2006

CEO's Making Too Much Money

There has been much hoopla made about large corporation CEO’s having multi-million dollar salaries and benefits packages. I don’t see why not. Before I begin to agree that CEO’s may be undeservedly making too much money, I need to be convinced of some good reasons why major sport athletes command multi-million dollar deals. Given the role of an athlete and a CEO of a corporation, given their function as such in society, given the kinds of risks and rewards they play with, I need to be convinced that an athlete deserves all that money but a CEO does not.

3 Comments:

Blogger Aethlos said...

most CEOs are underpaid.

2/04/2006 12:25:00 AM  
Blogger Rubicund Y. Logorrhea said...

Many professional athletes die at 50 and/or have wrecked bodies, sacrificed to the viewing pleasure of the public.

2/05/2006 12:27:00 PM  
Blogger Ergo Sum said...

Rubicunt,
The larger the risks, the larger the profits... right?
I don't like your use of the phrase "sacrificed to the viewing pleasure"... the last thing the athletes do is "sacrifice" for the public... there are millions of these athletes waiting for a chance to be among the pros, to get paid multi-million dollar deals, and ofcourse, wishing to end their lives with a wrecked body (the last, I'm not so sure they are consciously choosing that).
Nevertheless, it's clearly a very highly desired *choice* for many (all?) of them.

2/06/2006 08:50:00 AM  

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