11:55pm

Mon December 16, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Today on Your Call: What would you do about rising CEO pay?


On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about widening inequality in the US and CEO pay. According to Bloomberg news, the ratio of CEO-to-worker pay has increased 1,000 percent since 1950. Fortune 500 CEOs make 204 times that of the average worker. How did CEO pay rise by so much so quickly? What would you do about rising inequality and CEO pay? Join the conversation on Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research and co-author of Getting Back to Full Employment: A Better Bargain for Working People

Sarah Anderson, global economy project director of the Institute for Policy Studies

Web Resources:

IPS: Fast Food Corporations "Exploiting Workers and Taxpayers"

Huffington Post: Corporate Governance and CEO Pay: The Cesspool at the Top

Bloomberg: Top CEO Pay Ratios

The Guardian: Tax breaks for CEOs pay for million-dollar salaries

Christian Science Monitor: CEO vs. worker pay: Walmart, McDonald’s, and eight other firms with biggest

Cepr: Beat the Press

The Guardian: Want a job where you can fail and still get paid lavishly? Try corporate CEO

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