“The head of a typical public company made $9.6 million in 2011, according to an analysis by The Associated Press using data from Equilar, an executive pay research firm. That was up more than 6 percent from the previous year, and is the second year in a row of increases. The figure is also the highest since the AP began tracking executive compensation.”
When the gap in income between the rich and the poor in a society increases, culture and the society in general deteriorate, communication, progress, and national pride crumbles. The poor retract from society entirely and the wealthy (although smaller in numbers) control the majority of political decisions through monetary contributions.
This is happening in America and around the world right now. It needs to stop or the consequences will be dire.