This week in OtherWords, Sam Pizzigati and Emily Swift unpack the shocking findings from the 20th yearly edition of the Executive Excess report on runaway CEO pay from the Institute for Policy Studies. I also encourage you to read the full report, which my IPS colleagues are releasing today.

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  1. The Men’s Club / Emily Swift
    Just 1 percent of America’s top-paid CEOs are women.
  2. Where Are the Women? / Amy Kroin
    Even with Jill Abramson at the editorial helm, men still dominate The New York Times.
  3. America the Wild and Beautiful / Dan Ritzman
    We must protect our wilderness areas for future generations.
  4. Mexican Food for Thought / Chris Schillig
    Our nation has a long way to fall before we reach Mexico’s level of impoverishment, but some of our lawmakers appear willing to get there faster.
  5. Nelson Mandela’s Distinction / Donald Kaul
    In forgiving his enemies, he achieved true greatness.
  6. Paying for Poor Performance / Sam Pizzigati
    Over the past two decades, the myth of CEOs earning their runaway pay packages has grown into the ultimate scam.
  7. Back to School Lunch / Jill Richardson
    Hungry and poorly nourished kids don’t learn very well.
  8. Razing the Garden of Eden / Jim Hightower
    A Texas police operation resorted to paramilitary force in its fruitless search for pot plants.
  9. Don’t Embarrass Authority / William A. Collins
    Revealing the wrongdoing of the powerful is a core task in sustaining a functioning democracy.
  10. Heads They Win, Tails We Lose / Khalil Bendib cartoonEmily Schwartz Greco is the managing editor of OtherWords, a non-profit national editorial service run by the Institute for Policy Studies.

    Heads They Win, Tails We Lose, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

    Heads They Win, Tails We Lose, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib

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