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The ratio between the average salary and the average CEO salary in America has changed dramatically in the past 50 years, from 1:25 to 1:275. Is this a sign of the strength of American companies, or is it a sign of megalomaniacal greed? Who, and how, do we value individuals and their work in our society? Has “top talent” recently performed to the heights suggested by their salaries?
For the curious: in Germany, the ratio is 1:14, and in Japan, a CEO only makes 11 times as much as the average manufacturing employee.
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