Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Question of the Day

OK here it is. Why is a CEO who makes $13,750,000 per year considered greedy, yet a talk show host who makes 20 times ($275,000,000) that is loved and revered?


CRAIG said...

I'm thinking that it might be because the beloved radio host isn't outsourcing and cutting jobs while taking the absurd amount of money.

T-_Bone said...

Well - I could easily argue that the CEO is doing his job by keeping the company profitable. After all, said talk show host does not have to charge $4.95 per issue of her magazine. She can easily take less money for her contract, therrfore leaving more money for others. She could employ more people, thus reducing her profits.

Really, I see no difference other than the $275 million vs. $13.75 million. If one is evil, both are evil. They both could take less and give more. They both don't.

T-_Bone said...

BTW Craig - Good to hear from you!!