Originally Posted by patteeu
I don't understand what you think is inconsistent. Isn't it possible that corporations are reacting to a high cost structure (e.g. US taxes and regulation) by taking steps to reduce the cost structure (e.g. by outsourcing and off-shoring) in order to maximize competitiveness? And if they are successfully keeping the corporations competitive and hitting their financial targets, why would you not expect the CEOs to be compensated for their successes? I see no contradiction here.
While wages remain flat or downsizing continues? I suppose you're right. It could just be priorities.