Executive Compensation and Public Outrage

Bonus season is well under way, and the public outrage that last year boiled over into protests at execs' homes, criticism from the President, and demand for reform from an angry public seems to be at a low simmer now. While there has been some criticism of the large bonuses taken home by top execs at companies that took TARP money, and many companies have changed their approach to compensation, there hasn't been the sweeping regulation and widespread reform that was demanded and promised, at least implicitly.

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