The Disparity Between CEO and Worker Pay is Growing
Who Pockets the Profits?
We all benefit when corporations make big profts, right? Wrong.
Money Spent Getting Our Attention
At the beginning of the 20th century, corporations spent $450 million on advertising. From 1975 to 2005, spending increased more than 1,000 percent.
Sources: Advertising Age Special Issue: The Advertising Century; The 2007 Statistical Abstract of the United States; Currents and Undercurrents: Changes in the Distribution of Wealth, 1989–2004 (Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System); 2007 Executive PayWatch (America's Union Movement)