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Endymio

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I define greed as the extreme wealth inequality.
The average citizen in Burundi or South Sudan makes $20 a month. By your own definition, you're despicably greedy. Instead of an simplistically banal definition of greed as "anyone with more money than me.", why not try for a little better understanding?

Exec salaries have been rising obscenely compared to the rest of the company.
Oops! Executive salaries in the year 1999 averaged 320X the median worker salary. Last year, they averaged 254X the median worker -- meaning their salaries since then have actually grown **slower** than the rest of the company.
 

GettCouped

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The average citizen in Burundi or South Sudan makes $20 a month. By your own definition, you're despicably greedy. Instead of an simplistically banal definition of greed as "anyone with more money than me.", why not try for a little better understanding?

Oops! Executive salaries in the year 1999 averaged 320X the median worker salary. Last year, they averaged 254X the median worker -- meaning their salaries since then have actually grown **slower** than the rest of the company.
I get your point regarding wealth inequality around the world. There is also cost of living which is a lot higher in modern countries. I do actually donate a lot during the year as I do keep in mind that I am lucky living in a 1st world country, but using whataboutism to justify executive salaries is ridiculous.
Stop protecting the most gross abuse of greed that is executive salaries. I don't get why you are doing this unless you are part of the class or some sort of sympathizer.
 

Endymio

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I don't get why you are doing this unless you are part of the class or some sort of sympathizer.
Easy answer. Because this mean-spirited jealousy of success is responsible for more human suffering and misery than any other idea of the modern era. A favored author of mine tells a story of childhood in early Soviet Russia. After "Krasnii Octobr", officials in their village came around to a merchant's home to confiscate "excess goods". The merchant balked when they began taking his ten-year old daughter's dresses, and was shot dead in retaliation. Later that week, the young daughter went to school, and was treated to an entire classroom of girls wearing her clothes, her father's blood still staining some of them.

Your rallying against what you call "greed" is the same pernicious evil spirit. You mask it as virtue-signaling altruism -- but it's no more than the rotting corpse of 19th-Century authoritarian socialism. Today you're posting to a web forum, next month you're out at night, gleefully waving your pitchfork along with the rest of the mob. Well let me warn you. Be careful what you wish for. You just might get it.