In the Balance: Executive pay

In the Balance, brought to you by the Business Daily team, tackles a thorny issue: executive pay.

When a sports star is paid a fortune to change teams or a pop star racks up record sales of their new music, the money they earn is usually talked about approvingly as a measure of success.

When the CEO of a big successful business is paid a record salary the opposite is usually true - the talk is all about excessive earnings and corporate greed. Is that fair?

Justin Rowlatt discusses the issue with the fund manager Nicola Horlick, the Chief Excutive of the accounting firm, RSM , International, Jean Stephens and Dr Catherine Cowley, a former wealth manager who became a nun and now specialises in the ethics of finance.

And should we forgive countries their debts?

Plus who's up and who's down in the world of business and politics this week.

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28 minutes

Last on

Mon 16 Jan 2012 02:32 GMT

In The Balance Podcast

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