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June 22, 2014 11:00 AM

Robert J. Samuelson: Record CEO profits and the risk of public fury

We've created a new economic aristocracy in America: CEOs. In 1980, CEO compensation for the top 350 firms was roughly 30 times typical worker pay, estimates the Economic Policy Institute, a left-leaning think tank. Now that ratio is almost 300-to-1.

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