It's easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission. . . Overheard on Yammer
David Bromwich warns against the left’s complacency and presents a deeper concern: inhabiting a society without opposition... Democracy without Oposition
Planet Is Screwed, Says Bank That Screwed the Planet New Republic
The 10 most overpaid CEOs in the US - Fast Company – “The median employee at Align Technologies, the company that makes Invisalign, makes $13,180 a year. The CEO makes $41,758,338. That’s a pay ratio of 3,168:1. And if you look at how the company performed over the long term, he was only worth about about $14 million dollars, meaning he was overpaid by some $27 million. That’s according to a new report that compares CEO pay to a company’s total shareholder return, a metric that tracks performance over five years. In the report, “The 100 Most Overpaid CEOs,” the nonprofit As You Sow lists the most egregious examples. The CEO compensation and average employee compensation come from data that corporations now have to disclose to the SEC and are based on data from the most recent fiscal year. The “overpayment” calculation is based on a statistical regression model from the investment services company HIP Investor that looks at what CEOs should have made based on longer-term company performance. Here are the top 10, by the percent they were overpaid…”
The Grounds cafe empire failed to pay $1.6 million in tax but another company owned by its boss spent almost $5 million on a property buying spree.
The Grounds owner buys almost $5m in property despite tax debts
EveryCRSReport.com – Overview of U.S. Domestic Response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus – (2019-nCoV) February 10, 2020 R46219 – “This report discusses selected actions taken by the federal government to quell the introduction and spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the United States. 2019-nCoV is causing the third serious outbreak of novel coronavirus in modern times, following severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2002 and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in 2012. The global health community is closely monitoring 2019-nCoV because of the severity of symptoms (including death) among those infected, and the speed of its spread worldwide. At this time, U.S health officials say the immediate health risk from the new virus to the general American public is low. However, federal agencies have ongoing activities to control and prepare for the spread of 2019-nCoV. Domestic response activities of federal agencies in collaboration with state and local governments include, among others: (1) investigation of 2019-nCoV cases and infection control measures in the community; (2) travel restrictions and/or quarantine requirements on certain travelers who have recently visited China; (3) medical countermeasure development; and (4) health system preparedness…”