Moneywise, how was 2002 for you? If you were a CEO, apparently it was pretty good. If you worked for a CEO, or owned stock in a company run by a CEO, it was probably not so good. Billmon compares and contrasts.
And hey, thank goodness CEOs aren't hurting, because otherwise this potential milestone, just announced by the group Public Campaign, might turn out to be unattainable:
Officials with the Bush-Cheney ’04 re-election campaign are telling reporters that they expect to raise at least $170 million for next year’s presidential primaries. In inflation-adjusted dollars, that is more money than the combined amounts raised for the presidential primaries by Ronald Reagan in 1980 and 1984, George H.W. Bush in 1988 and 1992, and Bob Dole in 1996.
Go, CEOs! Grab an ever bigger slice of the pie! And give lots and lots of it to George W.! We hate ourselves! We love you! We're rooting for you!