Absolutely! In fact, to me, we should put a penalty tax on publicly traded companies that pay executives excessively in relation to the average salary of the general population of workers in their companies. Let's be honest. Top execs of public companies are basically keeping the ship moving forward. They generally aren't coming up with magnificent new ideas for organic growth and often only grow companies by buying others, which, if we look at it, only diminishes the nation's job market. I'd let entrepreneurs get paid whatever they wish until their companies go public because they are also taking the risk of turning their ideas into successful and organically growing organiztions. By the way, boards generally don't care as long as their stock prices stay high.