Analysis: Shareholder activism puts power where it belongs

03/10/2013 | Economist (tiered subscription model), The

A wave of shareholder activism sweeping through public companies is an encouraging development, but politicians make a mistake when they step in and cap executive compensation, something that should be left to the will of shareholders, according to The Economist. "Empowering shareholders is a good idea; requiring them to channel populist fury is not," the magazine notes.

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