Posts filed under “Crony Capitalists”

“Outrageous & Piggish” CEO Compensation

CEO pay: ‘Unbelievably piggish and outrageous,’ no matter how you slice it

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Category: Corporate Management, Crony Capitalists, Video, Wages & Income

Sorry Banks, Millennials Hate You

Source: FastCo

Category: Bailouts, Credit, Crony Capitalists, Sentiment

The Shadow Lobbying Complex

click for ginormous graphic Source: The Nation

Category: Crony Capitalists, Digital Media, Politics, Really, really bad calls

Debt Ceiling Debacle Has Already Damaged the U.S.

Dysfunction Is Limiting U.S. Position Abroad, Observers Say; ‘Sadness From Our Trading Partners’ click for ginormous graphic Source: WSJ     Here is the problem with using the debt ceiling as a negotiating tactic: It does permanent, long lasting damage to the reputation of the US, and hastens the day when the US Dollar is…Read More

Category: Credit, Crony Capitalists, Digital Media, Really, really bad calls

40% of Highest Paid CEOs Were Bailed Out, Booted, or Busted

Nearly 40% of CEOs on the highest-paid lists from the past 20 years were either bailed out, booted, or busted:

 

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Source: Executive Excess 2013

 

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Category: Corporate Management, Crony Capitalists

Is McKinsey to Blame for Skyrocketing CEO Pay?

In 2011, I posed the question “Is McKinsey & Co. the Root of All Evil ?” This was not a tongue-in-cheek query, but rather, a look at how so many recent disasters traced their origins back to McKinsey & Co. Which brings us to the latest issue negatively affecting the United States, skyrocketing CEO pay…Read More

Category: Crony Capitalists, Philosophy, Really, really bad calls, Wages & Income

The Daily Show on Goldman Sachs’ Aluminum Manipulation

Hilarious:

Goldman Sachs bets on the future price of aluminum while simultaneously goosing the future price of aluminum by creating a supply bottleneck in its aluminum warehouse.

John Oliver’s Arcane Details of Boron-Group Metals Pricing Update

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Category: Commodities, Crony Capitalists, Federal Reserve, Video

Executive Pay by the Numbers

Click for full list Source: NYT

Category: Crony Capitalists, Wages & Income

Proposal for New Hedge Fund Fee Structure: 1% + 33% of Alpha

One of my pet peeves is the way that insiders — whether corporate CEOs, hedge fund managers, or elected politicos — capture compensation (or credit) for normal cyclical gains they had little or nothing to do with. This is the approach favored by the Crony Capitalists — those people pretending to be free market participants,…Read More

Category: Crony Capitalists, Hedge Funds, Investing, Really, really bad calls

Sizing Up CEO Pay

Click for ginormous graphic Source: WSJ

Category: Crony Capitalists