This is an item in the South China Morning Post, 9 Feb. 2015: they asked our PI, Douglas Cairns, and other classicists what the attitude of ancient thinkers would have been to a particularly egregious example of the current tendency to distribute the rewards of success — and sometimes also of failure — with extreme bias towards those at the top of the organization. Check it out:
But just to be sure, I checked, asking a number of classics professors what the ancients might have thought of the merit of Pimco bonus situation.
In turns out, the Greeks probably would have asked Bill to return that money.
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