Don Heineman: Incentive to inequality

January 18, 2014 

Regarding income inequality: Top corporate executives need high salaries, cash bonuses and incentives to motivate them to achieve peak performance. Yet at the other end of the ladder, we are supposed to believe that cutting support and paying an absurdly low minimum wage will motivate people to get their acts together and achieve peak performance. When did one man’s incentive become another’s disincentive?

Don Heineman

Chapel Hill

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