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IBM's crummy CEO got a raise. Who cares?

To the editor: Michael Hiltzik thinks the chief executive of IBM is "mediocre" and thus over-paid. The implication is that we (meaning the government) should do something about that. ("IBM redefines failure as 'success,' gives underachieving CEO huge raise," Feb. 2) This is interesting, because in my considered opinion (I'm a professional writer), Michael Hiltzik is not a great columnist. The difference between us is that I fully understand that a private-sector worker's salary is a private matter between that person and his or her employer. Unless I happen to be that employer, it is, literally and figuratively, none of my business what the IBM...

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