The first eight comments in the comments section of the NYT are very good, but I wish that each had started with something like: Great column Nicholas Kristof. Thank you for your excellent writing and analysis.
I particularly liked the point that we over value CEO’s and that in the 1960’s their salaries were only 20 times the lowest workers. Now, they are 303 or so times greater. It is frightening, and dangerous. It is time for shareholders to revolt. It is easy to think clearly for a few minutes after such a magnificently written piece.
Kristof wrote: “More broadly, the United States has overdone the cult of the C.E.O., partly explaining why at the largest companies the ratio of C.E.O. compensation to typical worker pay rose from 20 to one in 1965 to 303 to one in 2014, according to the Economic Policy Institute.In any case, even if you were conducting a job search for a great C.E.O. to lead the free world, you wouldn’t turn to either Trump or Fiorina.”