Between 1980 and 1993, the Fortune 500 firms increased their assets almost two and a half times, but they shed 4.4 million jobs. Meanwhile, surprise of surprises, compensation for CEOs &mdash chief executive officers — increased more than sixfold to an average of almost $4 million a year. The more pink slips for the workers, the more greenbacks for the managers. At the same time, unions are getting weaker as American workers have to compete with workers in Latin America and Asia who are working for slave wages.

Daniel C. Maguire, Sacred Energies