Friday, May 13, 2005

KRUGMAN'S KOAN Okay, so it's not a koan exactly. But it sure is a deep, disturbing thought:
Last year Scott Lee Jr., Wal-Mart's chief executive, was paid $17.5 million. That is, every two weeks Mr. Lee was paid about as much as his average employee will earn in a lifetime.
Knock that one around your brain for a few minutes.

CONTRAPOSITIVE is edited by Dan Aibel. Dan's a playwright. He lives in New York City.