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Know what the CEO makes? [Editorial]
Know what the CEO makes? [Editorial]

If America needed another reason to press ahead with rules requiring corporations to be more forthcoming about executive pay, it arrived recently in the form of a study from the Harvard Business School. Researchers asked ordinary folks: How much more do you think a CEO earns compared to the average worker? Regular people, being somewhat sensible by nature, reckoned a chief executive officer made about 30 times the average worker — not the entry level, mind you, but the average. Bless their little generous-but-aspirational hearts, that sounded pretty good. Alas, they low-balled it. Badly. The average CEO doesn't earn 30 times or even 60 times or 90 times. In the United States...