Monday, March 2, 2009

Chapel of Corporate Greed


The above cartoon, depicting the "Global Chapel of Corporate Greed", is from today's edition of the Manawatu Standard in Palmerston North.

The other night, I saw a prominent New Zealand business person being interviewed on television. Incredibly, this person, whose "compensation" package is more than $A700,000, claimed they had "shared the pain" of ordinary New Zealanders in these economically troubled times by forgoing a pay rise last year. Are these people so detached from reality that they expect us to believe that, by not demanding an increase in an already stupendous salary, they are in some way suffering?


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