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Eliminating the Executive Overcompensation Problem: How the SEC and Congress Have Failed and Why the Shareholders Can Prevail | Author: Blake H. Crawford

Eliminating the Executive Overcompensation Problem: How the SEC and Congress Have Failed and Why the Shareholders Can Prevail | Author: Blake H. Crawford

How much are you worth? Employers ask that question before offering employment to potential employees. Investors ask that before deciding to invest their assets and savings in the market. The boards of directors for public corporations ask that before approving compensation packages for company executives. . . or do they? Is it not true that the directors of the corporation should ask that question and engage in detailed cost benefit analysis to fulfill their duties of care and loyalty to the company’s shareholders? Is it not true that the more money an executive receives, the less there is available to distribute in dividends or capital gains to the owners of the corporation?

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