We are skeptical that it will change anything, but we are heartened to read the series of stories that are documenting the many ways CEOs are wheedling ever increasing amounts of compensation from the shareholders.
Eddy Elfenbein at Crossing Wall Street notes a piece by Geraldine Fabrikant in the New York Times on the use of corporate jets for personal travel. It is not surprising that companies allow their executives to use the planes, indeed the temptation is probably too high. However the execs do not pay anywhere full freight for these flights – shareholders pay.
John Deutch in the Wall Street Journal at the currently high costs, including government subsidies, to generate ethanol via. He believes further technological advances will be required to make ethanol viable via cellulosic type methods.
Aaron Pressman at BusinessWeek.com takes a humorous look at the parallels between the ethanol and internet bubbles.
David Leonhardt in the New York Times argues that we need higher gas prices to assist in the transition to higher fuel efficiency.
Josh Peters at Morningstar.com looks at the benefits of a consistent stream of dividends.
Jenny Anderson in the New York Times profiles a small, liberal arts college that has committed 80% of its endowment to hedge funds.
Rob Cox at breakingviews looks at what companies might be on Warren Buffett's radar screen for an acquisition.
Is local currency emerging market debt the wave of the future? Craig Karmin in the Wall Street Journal explores investor demand for the riskiest tranche of emerging market debt.
DealBook notes the cutthroat competition between the NYSE and the Nasdaq.
Jonthan Shazar at Institutional Investor wonders whether the most recent batch of narrowly focused industry ETFs is "too late or too narrow"?
Andrew Feinberg at Kiplinger's has a contrarian take on Louis Rukeyer's effect on televised financial journalism.
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