After reading the article "Pay for CEOs keeps roaring skyward" (June 16), all I can think of is "greed." To put things in perspective, if the median pay of the S&P 500 is $8.4 million, that translates to 70,000 pay packages of $60,000 each for workers who would be thrilled to have a job. But CEOs aren't the only ones getting paid these obscene salaries. Let's include television, Hollywood and professional sports in the mix. They are just as greedy as CEOs.

Interlocking directorships, executive stock ownership, apathetic general shareholders and political contributions to lawmakers all make changing this situation totally impossible. It all boils down to the modern golden rule: "He who hath the gold, makes the rules."

Douglas L. Webb