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MAR 04, 2013 - The Nation

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If Switzerland Can Crack Down on CEOs & Corporations, Why Not the US?

The Federal Palace of Switzerland, which houses parliament and other government offices. (Wikimedia Commons) Does anyone seriously doubt that, if America had the same national referendum system that Switzerland does, voters in the United States would vote just as aggressively as the Swiss have to curb CEO abuses? Actually, the 68 percent support for Sunday’s Swiss referendum that gives shareholders broad new powers to curb excessive pay for bankers and corporate executives might well be shy of the mark that the US could hit. Polls of American voters have regularly shown that over 70 ... Read More

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