Dean Baker for Truthout: Republicans are up in arms against making it easier for workers to save for individual retirements. The GOP is rigging the system to transfer tens of billions of dollars a year from ordinary workers to their rich friends.
Ordinary US taxpayers are subsidizing excessive CEO pay through a variety of channels. These five reforms could help end these perverse incentives for executive excess.
Tom Engelhardt, cofounder of the American Empire Project and author of The United States of Fear as well as The End of Victory Culture, runs The Nation Institute's TomDispatch.com. His latest book, coauthored with Nick Turse, is Terminator Planet: The First History of Drone Warfare, 2001-2050.