Member Rara Avis
Not a lot of time, but two quick points, if I may, Reb.
First, we probably shouldn't forget that a CEO is, when push comes to shove, just another employee. And I've never seen ANY company that didn't have an ongoing problem with employee theft. Not every employee is a thief, of course, but not every CEO is either.
Second, I had to smile at one of the questions in your quotation: "When you're already a multimillionaire, why do you need more?"
I smiled because I have to strongly suspect that many Third World families, subsisting on the equivalent of a few hundred dollars a year, probably say much the same thing about Middle Class America. We already have SO MUCH, and yet it seems as if we're all scrambling for just a little bit more. Isn't that pretty much symptomatic of the human condition, though? When we have everything we could ever possibly want, we either stop breathing or very quickly find something else to want. It doesn't necessarily have to more of the same, of course, but up to a certain point, that seems to be almost inevitable. Why does a Middle Class family have to have two or three cars? I think it's pretty much the same reason the wealthy might have two or three houses. The more one has, the more one needs to support it.
At the end of the day, the rich are the same as the poor. They just have more money is all.