Focus is on separating the powerful from have nots" (Conflict 1). In this sense, wealthy CEOs benefit from lucrative payouts at the expense of shareholders or employees, from companies like Enron to Home Depot.
In 2006 Pfizer's Henry McKinnell and Home Depot's Robert Nardelli both received exit packages over $200 million each, despite declining stock performance at each company (Executive 4). Legislators, also wealthy and powerful, voted for huge bailout plans to many corporations that were mismanaged and where executives received enormous payouts. These came from hardworki