Entrepreneurs Earn High Pay, Too

In "Big players offer better pay" (Economic Trends, Aug. 23-30), you point out the high wages earned at larger companies. The primary reasons given are: a) lower skill requirements among small firms, and b) superior performance of large firms. There is probably another reason that is not mentioned: People who otherwise would be employed at large firms are often self-employed or employers themselves, but do not show up in the stats for small businesses.

Many of these entrepreneurial people are earning figures far higher than their corporate counterparts. Are these figures being ignored? And even if they aren't, it is possible that many of the economic benefits they receive may not be reflected.

Raymond Anderson

Johannesburg

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