Occupy Wall Street Public date: 10.08.2017 19:47:16

Publisher: Salon.com

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10 Nov 2011

The moral crisis of modern capitalism – New Deal 2.0 –

In a column written just a few years before his death, Buckley condemned what he called the institutional embarrassments of capitalism, CEOs whose enormous compensation packages defy the gravitational pull of poor stock performance. Buckley was no egalitarian, and he drew a contrast between the "executive plunder" reaped by certain CEOs and the allowances that may be made for the likes of a Thomas Edison. Were such a person alive today, he said, "it would be unwise to cavil at any arrangement whatever made by a company seeking his services exclusively."
In a column written just a few years before his death, Buckley condemned what he called the institutional embarrassments...

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