Consequences of Past Efforts to Control Exec Pay

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Management news editor Joann S. Lublin tells Kelsey Hubbard how the government's past efforts to rein in executive pay have played out across the corporate world.  Back in the 1980s, the government put a tax on a little-known package called 'golden parachutes,' the effect of which was their expansion.  What's more, in 1992, the SEC requires comanies to report greater information relating to executive pay, which had the adverse effect of creating an arms race between top companies to attract the best talent.

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