companies on the Australian Stock Exchange.
AFR Smart Investor
An excellent article in the aftermath of the financial and economic crisis. The article hints at the change taking place in the world. Globalization and the effects to nations and countries. What we have are the growing pains of the globalized world. The following paragraph has a particularly striking note.
The failure of self-regulation over the past 20 years—in investment banking, accounting, rating agencies—has led inevitably to the rise of greater government regulation. This marks an important change in the Anglo-American world, away from informal rules often enforced by private actors toward the more formal bureaucratic system common in continental Europe. Perhaps the state should not set the pay of the private sector. But surely CEOs should exercise some judgment about their own compensation, and tie it far more closely to the long-term health of the company. It will still be possible to get very rich—Warren Buffett, after all, draws a salary of only $100,000.