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National Public Radio

Washington Legal Foundation (Stephen Bainbridge)

Wall Street Journal (Tyler Cowen)

Response by Bebchuk and Fried to Cowen Review, Wall Street Journal

Financial Times (Michael Skapinkler)

Time Magazine (Unmesh Kehr)

Washington Post (Ben White)

New York Law Journal (Joseph Bachelder)

The Times Higher Education Supplement (Philip Sadler)

Harvard Business Review (John T. Landry)

Across the Board (responses to the book by Carolyn Brancato, Matthew Budman, Dan Dalton, Charles Elson, Thomas W. Joo, Michelle Leder, Jay Lorsch Steven Lydenberg, Paul W. MacAvoy, Jannice Moore, Marleen O'Connor, Caroline Oliver, Ralph D. Ward)

Regulation (William A. Niskanen)

Tech Central Station (Stephen Bainbridge)

Accounting Today

The Age (Melbourne, Australia), (review by James McConvill)

CHOICE (Gundars Kaupins)

Chronicle of Higher Education

Corporate Governance (James McRitchie)

The Corporate Library (Nell Minow)

Directors & Boards (Stephen O'Bryne)

"Die Aktiengesellschaft" (the leading corporate law journal in Germany) (review by Karl Hofstetter)

Management Today (Peter Montagnon)

"Managergehälter als Spiegel der Verhandlungsmacht" (Switzerland's leading newspaper) (review by Karl Hofstetter)

Review by SocialFunds.com (William Baue)

Review by Riskbook.com (Glyn Holton)


Media Articles Discussing/Noting the Book:

  • "Imagine a world where CEOs get paid $3 million a year," Nation of Change, April 19, 2023

  • "Containing CEO Pay: Shareholders are Allies," The Center for Economic and Policy Research, October 22, 2018

  • "Bonuses influence where bankers go but it¬ís not all about pay," The Conversation, December 1, 2014

  • "Through the looking glass: CEO pay in China's listed companies," Vox, June 24, 2014

  • "What Thomas Piketty Gets Wrong About Capitalism," Reason.com, May 23, 2014

  • "Is This Warren Buffet or Thomas Piketty?" Huffington Post, May 1, 2014

  • "Time to rein in grossly overpaid CEOs," Al Jazeera America, April 21, 2014

  • "Even Among the Richest of the Rich, Fortunes Diverge," New York Times, February 10, 2014

  • "Paycheck Fairness and Market Failure," New York Times Economix, June 25, 2012

  • "Shift Index 2011: The Most Important Business Study - Ever?" Forbes, January 25, 2012.

  • "Why Are Fannie & Freddie CEOs Paid So Much?" Forbes, November 16, 2011.

  • "The $100 million CEO club: Rewarding execs with big stock options made many a millionaire in the 90’s," Forbes, October 3, 2006

  • "Sky-High Payouts To Top Executives Prove Hard to Curb," Wall Street Journal , June 26, 2006

  • "New Rule to Expose Pay Packages; Executives' compensation could be 'shocking' to some," USA Today, July 27, 2006

  • "SEC Show Us the Money," Forbes.com, July 26, 2006

  • "What Price Talent? Why US Investors are Now Less Content to Hail the Chief," Financial Times, June 16, 2006

  • "Big Bonuses Still Flow, Even if Bosses Miss Goals," New York Times, June 1, 2006

  • "144,573 a Day," New York Times, April 15, 2006

  • "Calculating Compensation," Financial Times, April 6, 2006

  • "Rising Prices Lift All Bonuses," The New York Times, February 5, 2006

  • "A Different Kind of Carrot for our Bosses," Canberra Times, February 2, 2006

  • "Flaws in pay for performance," The Courier-Mail, Australia, January 31, 2006

  • "Joining A Board: The Porcupine Approach," The Corporate Counselor, November 2005

  • "Too Many Turkeys: Executive Pay is on the Rise Again," Economist, November 24, 2005

  • "Interested in being a director? Do your homework;" Financial Executive, October 1, 2005

  • "Millions Richer, Ex-CEO Departs Delta Payroll," Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 27, 2005

  • "Money Talks," Corporate Counsel, July 2005

  • "To Rein in CEOs' Pay, Why Not Consider Outsourcing the Post?" Wall Street Journal, July 19, 2005

  • SEC Chief Economist Speech, June 9, 2005

  • "What are Mergers Good For?" New York Times, June 5, 2005

  • "Do CEOs Earn What They're Paid?" Pioneer Press, May 22, 2005

  • "More Nickels on Top," Star Tribune, May 15, 2005

  • "CEO Pay is Still on Steroids" The Providence Journal, May 10, 2005

  • "Executive Pay: Over the Top?" Catholic Online, May 8, 2005

  • "Hearing on Sarbanes-Oxley Act," House Financial Service Committee, April 21, 2005

  • "Benefit Packages of Some Corporate Leaders," Marketplace, April 13, 2005

  • "A Perk Takes Off," Wall Street Journal, April 11, 2005

  • "The Maximum Wage: A Missing Link Between CEO Pay and CEO Performance," The Herald Tribune, April 5, 2005

  • "The New Executive Bonanza: Retirement," New York Times, April 3, 2005

  • Ben White, "HP Giving Hurd $20 Million 'Golden Hello'," Washington Post, March 31, 2005

  • Terence O'Hara, "Study of Fannie Mae Cites 'Perverse' Executive-Pay Policy," Washington Post, March 31, 2005

  • Naomi Aoki, "For Gillette CEO, it was a $29m Year," Boston.com, March 31, 2005

  • Gary Strauss and Barbara Hansen, "Special Report: CEO Pay 'Business as Usual'," USA Today, March 30, 2005

  • Ben White and Carrie Johnson, "Executives Cash In, Regardless of Performance," Washington Post, March 22, 2005

  • Joann Lublin, "CEO Bonuses 46.4% in 100 Big Firms in 2004," Wall Street Journal, February 25, 2005

  • Jesse Eisinger, "Follow the CEO's Money -- That Is, If Anyone Can," Dow Jones Newswires, February 16, 2005

  • Jeffrey Krasner, "Putting a Value on Kilts," The Boston Globe, February 9, 2005

  • "Pay without Performance," The Board Agenda, February 2005

  • "Retainers Made of Gold; Investors Need to Demand an Accounting for Executive Pay and Other Lucrative Benefits," The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, January 26, 2005

  • Michelle Leder, "Outfoxing Sarbanes-Oxley," Slate, January 24, 2005

  • Jesse Fried, "Marketplace," American Public Media, January 21, 2005

  • Lucian Bebchuk, "What's $13 Million Among Friends?" New York Times, January 17, 2005

  • Kurt Eichenwald, "Reform Effort at Businesses Feels Pressure," New York Times, January 14, 2005

  • Timothy L. O'Brien, "Mayday? Payday! Hit the Silk!" New York Times, January 8, 2005

  • "City Spy," The Evening Standard, December 2004

  • Stefan Stern, "Executives Agree on Little When it Comes to a Good Book Other Than a Desire to Return to Basics," Financial Times Limited, December 23, 2004

  • "Business Books: In Praise of the Modern Firm," The Economist, December 17, 2004

  • Stephen Davis, "Fund Management: Global Eye," Financial Times, December 13, 2004

  • "Running out of Options, Pay for Performance," The Economist, December 11, 2004

  • "CEO Pay Stays High, More Disclosures Seen," Reuters, December 4, 2004

  • "Pay without Performance: The Unfulfilled Promise of Executive Compensation," The Chronicle of Higher Education, December 3, 2004

  • Arthur Levitt, "Money, Money, Money," The Wall Street Journal, November 22, 2004