A license to… shampoo?

Some occupations require people to obtain a license before they can work in that profession. Is this good for society? Let’s take a look. What is occupational licensing? An occupational license represents government permission to work in a certain profession. In some cases, permission is granted by a separate, government-approved body. Licensing laws vary, but … Continue reading A license to… shampoo?

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Facts and flaws of the CEO pay ratio

You may soon read or hear media reports about a “CEO pay ratio.” Let’s look at the facts and flaws of this ratio. What is it? Each publicly traded US company is required to publicly disclose the CEO pay ratio. This requirement was included in the massive 2010 Dodd-Frank financial legislation, although it was delayed … Continue reading Facts and flaws of the CEO pay ratio