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Institute for Policy Studies

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  • Released February 12, 2009
Global Economy » Report

The CEO Pay Debate: Myths v Facts

This fact sheet sums up and dissects the major arguments against public policy action on CEO pay.

Efforts to rein in excessive executive compensation are facing fierce resistance in the U.S. Congress.  This fact sheet identifies and dissects eight common justifications against public policy actions on executive pay. Click here to download "Executive Excess 2008: How Average Taxpayers Subsidize Runaway Pay," an in-depth report on this issue.