"In between 1978 and 2014, inflation-adjusted CEO pay increased by almost 1,000%,"
"Meanwhile, typical workers in the U.S. saw a pay raise of just 11% during that same period".
"Average realized pay for CEOs at the top 350 firms as measured by revenue was up 3.9% between 2013 and 2014, and up by 54.3% since the recovery began in 2009. Meanwhile, most other workers have faced stagnant wages."
"Lawrence Mishel, an economist and president of the EPI, said, "The escalation in CEO pay was not accompanied by a corresponding increase in output. They didn't make the pie bigger but they are taking a bigger piece of it. What that means is that everyone else has a smaller piece."
Billionaire Investor Carl Icahn Quote from Yahoo Finance "In a phone interview with Yahoo Finance Icahn says, "In this country, you talk about the wealth gap and politicians say, 'well, you can't legislate equality,' but we legislate inequality."