John Kenneth Galbraith

Canadian-American economist and diplomat (1908–2006)

John Kenneth Galbraith (October 15, 1908 – April 29, 2006) was a Canadian economist and author.

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  • "The salary of the chief executive of a large corporation is not a market award for achievement. It is frequently a warm personal gesture by the individual to himself."[1]
Simple: The money that the leader of a big company gets is not a payment by the system for good things the leader did. It is often a loving gift from the person to himself.


  1. The Ottawa Citizen, (January 26, 2007), page F9.

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