David Cay Johnston on Why Trump Admin Is Worse Than We Think

David Cay Johnston, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author, joined Leslie Marshall last week to discuss his most recent NYT best seller, "It's Even Worse Than You Think: What the Trump Administration Is Doing to America."

No working journalist knows Donald Trump better than David, who first met the forty-fifth president in 1988 and has tracked him ever since. Johnston chronicled much of Trump’s conduct in two books: Temples of Chance and the bestselling The Making of Donald Trump.

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CEOs Pay Themselves What?

From the AFL-CIO

CEO pay soars to 361 times that of the average U.S. rank-and-file worker, according to the AFL-CIO’s new Executive Paywatch released this week.

The Executive Paywatch is the most comprehensive searchable online database tracking CEO pay. For the first time, thanks to new disclosure rules fought for and won by the labor movement, Paywatch now includes company-specific pay ratio data.

The AFL-CIO’s Executive Paywatch provides startling new data on CEO pay and the inequality that persists in America:

  • The CEO-to-worker pay ratio grew from 347 to 1 in 2016 to 361 to 1 in 2017.
  • CEO pay at S&P 500 Index companies is up 6.4%, to a total of $13.94 million in 2017.
  • The average S&P 500 CEO in the retail industry made 791 times that of the average median pay of their employees last year.
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