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Articles for February 2009

However good the pay, it doesn't buy results

IT'S A LAW of management that more is less - and if it's complicated it's wrong. On both these scores, nothing embodies management's current ruinous disarray better than the knots companies are getting themselves into over pay.
Inside every chief exec, there's a Soviet planner

THE MOST REMARKABLE thing on show at last week's banking hearings was the capitalists' naivety about capitalism - a gullibility that has endangered both of the economy's major institutions, markets and companies.
We can't afford to give bosses a blank cheque

SOMETHING approaching panic is stirring the rarefied atmosphere of Planet CEO. Last week, President Obama did the unthinkable, in effect imposing a maximum wage ($500,000) on top executives of firms that receive "extraordinary help" from the US government