Apparently, this economic slowdown (don't use the R word
yet) isn't affecting everyone. I was stunned by this article
(free registration required) from the Chicago Tribune: "Some of the CEOs getting the biggest raises were also the ones laying off the most workers, the report said. These included Disney CEO Michael Eisner, who earned $72.8 million in 2000 while laying off 4,000 workers..." The headline states that CEOs make 531 times that of factory workers. It shows what kind of companies they are when they cut jobs to keep their outrageous executive salaries.