AIG's Bad Reverberations

The fury over AIG executives' bonuses is heightened by the overall anonymity of those behind the broader economic collapse, for which no one is being held responsible [March 30]. However understandable, this scapegoating distracts from the bigger problem and may debilitate the political will to enact appropriate legislation. Connell J. Maguire RIVIERA BEACH, FLA.

The AIG debacle aside, the rotten apple in our culture is the notion that executives are able to "create" value that is worth astronomical multiples of that created by the daily toil of ordinary members of our society. We have lost our sense of...

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