Higher CEO Pay Results In Meaner CEOs

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CEOs get paid a ridiculous amount of money in today's economy. They make mountains of money, where before, they used to live off of a moderate sum "“ now they can literally withdraw their paycheck like Scrooge McDuck, put it in an empty pool, and swim up and down the sides. The brow ridges that Goldman Sach's CEO Lloyd Blankfein has were created by trying to rub hundred dollar bills directly into his brain.

And in what may be the most obvious study ever conducted on the workplace environment, a thrilling team of scientists have discovered that the more income CEOs earn, the "˜meaner' they are on average. If you're looking for an example of this in popular media, look no further than It's A Wonderful Life. In fact, this rule should probably be called the Mr. Potter rule in honor of the antagonist from the film.

The study, printed in Harvard Business Review, argues that rising income inequality between executives of ordinary workers results in power asymmetries where top executives come to view lower level workers as dispensable objects.

That sounds about right. At any of the jobs I had where the bosses WEREN'T being paid billions of dollars, they viewed their workers as dispensable objects.