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Judge Richard Posner at the lecture
Politicians have taken to citing the statistic that corporate executives make 400 times that of the average worker — a 20-fold increase since 1965. According to Judge Richard A. Posner, a more telling ratio may be the difference between the compensation of an American CEO and that of a foreign executive. At the Institute of Law and Economics Distinguished Jurist lecture series in October, Judge Posner referenced the aforementioned ratio in his talk titled, "The Embattled Corporation."

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