Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Liberals Do It To

Liberals Are Not Immune to BS Either

This graph keeps popping up in conversations and on FB, G+ etc. It says the CEO now makes 450 time more than the average worker. Being a curious fellow and wondering how these numbers were arrived I did a little leg work. It took about 5 seconds to find out that it is BS. In regards to how quickly this was disproved I wondered why so many people agree with the findings?

1.) It would be difficult to calculate in the first place CEO’s make widely different salaries depending on the size, type of industry etc..

2.) People are forwarding on way to many things that just aren’t true. I would say a good rule of thumb is if you have a graphic that does not list its sources its is BS and please don’t hit the share button. There is enough BS in the world without adding to it.

On a side note looking at this fake number with a twist. For those in my great state of Minnesota take this stat out to the great state fair. Suddenly the number 1 in 450 becomes more plausible when you think about how many people in this crowd are capable of running a company.

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