| Jul 30, 2013
| 9:16 AM
Almost everyone knows CEO pay is out of control. It surged 16 percent at big companies last year, according to the New York Times, and the typical CEO raked in $15.1 million.
Meanwhile, the median wage continued to drop, adjusted for inflation.
| Aug 23, 2013
| 6:10 PM
“Why get off welfare?’ was the provocative question posed by an opinion piece that ran in The Times on Aug. 22.
“While poor people are not lazy, they are not stupid either,” writes author Michael D. Tanner of the Cato Institute....
| Aug 30, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Robert Reich misleads readers by contrasting the pay of McDonald's and Yum Brands hourly employees with their respective CEOs in his recent commentary ("Jobs are coming back, but they don't pay enough," Aug. 28).
Neither corporation is primarily in...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 6:00 AM
You don't have to be a Marxist to conclude that the working conditions of millions of American workers today are akin to wage-slavery ("Jobs are coming back, but they don't pay enough," Aug. 27).
According to columnist Robert Reich, the shareholders...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Accolades aren't all Gustavo Dudamel has reaped as conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
A recently filed public tax return for the L.A. Phil provides the latest glimpse of the financial dimension of being a classical music sensation. It also...
| May 26, 2014
| 1:57 PM
Memorial Day is in the rear-view mirror, but here's one more thing to remember:
American chief executives make too darn much money.
I'm not saying that you shouldn't reward a person for a job well done. But many CEOs now pull down so much more than...
| May 28, 2014
| 3:01 AM
For years Americans have assumed that our hard-charging capitalism is better than the soft-hearted version found in Canada and Europe. American capitalism might be a bit crueler, but it generates faster growth and higher living standards overall. Canada ...
| May 28, 2014
| 7:22 AM
After the coffee. Before getting to the bottom of something somewhere.
The Skinny: I've gotten very aggressive as of late in getting my name off spam emailing lists. It is definitely worth the effort. Now the next step is reducing the number of...
| May 28, 2014
| 7:15 PM
The California Senate on Wednesday could not muster the votes to pass a measure that would have penalized high chief executive salaries with higher corporate taxes.
Sen. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) said his bill would have provided corporations with a...
| May 30, 2014
David Lazarus' framing of the CEO-worker pay gap allows us to see clearly an egregious error in thinking: How exactly does the chief executive demonstrate his worth? ("Executive pay is an insult to working families," Column, May 26)
A CEO is often...
| May 19, 2014
| 5:28 PM
Two reports released this weekend about how public universities are spending their money have sparked widespread outrage across the country.
One, from the Chronicle of Higher Education, outlined executive compensation at public universities, revealing...