Sometimes things become so commonplace that people stop giving them a second thought, even though they deserve one, or even more than one.Like a great many others, recent events have caused us to realize that we may have become complacent about the magnitude of executive compensation. Those at the top rung of corporate America make what seems to everyone but them to be truly staggering amounts of money each year.

So how does this happen, and what, if anything, needs to be done about it?

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