Raging Pencils logo

Classic Raging Crappola
Dirty jobs
I miss Dirty Jobs.

Free progressive comics every Monday, Wednesday & Friday!
newer comic
newest Raging Pencils comic
Raging Pencils comic archive Oldest Raging Pencils comic bottled water
Contact Mike Raging Pencils RSS feed My Twitter page Support progressive comics
The progressive cartoon about income inequality
<- Roach Problem Bottled Water ->

Control-click or right-click to bookmark
Raging Pencils

Looking for a specific Rage comic and/or Rant and can't find it?

start rant

Wall Street Weak.

The Wall Street Journal recently weighed-in on income inequality and opined "Tish-tosh! If you took all the salaries of a million-employee company and shared them equality it would raise worker hourly pay by only a nickel. A NICKEL!"

Well, yeah, but if you had a thousand employees and a million-dollar payroll that means everyone gets $1000, CEOs included. But if that one guy got his 300X CEO payroll that leaves $770 per person for everyone else.

$770 vs. $230,000. Hmmm. Don't seem right.

The WSJ's conclusion is that the difference is really 5-1 but the Washington Post thinks otherwise, pegging the ratio at 354-1. I know which one I'm going with. (Click chart for larger version.)

tation of CEO pay in the U.S.


end rant

Raging Pencils Patreon button.
Patreon. Almost as effective as begging on a streetcorner.

(All comments are moderated. Believe me, it's necessary.)
HTML Comment Box is loading comments...


If you enjoy Raging Pencils, might I also recommend:
born again pagan
the infinite cat project

Can't make sense of the news? Try our selection of progressive nosh:
DailykosCrooks and LiarsThink ProgressTalking Points Memo

Google Chow (Eat hearty, little Google-bots!)

Boss: I realize it seems alarming that CEOs makes 300 times the average worker salary but if you pool employee resources the inequality doesn't appear quite so stark.
Employee: You mean like... form a union?
Kahuna: I'm sorry. Let me rephrase that....
You're fired.