By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Today's reigning king of corporate greed is Heinz CEO William Johnson, who stands to reap a staggering $212.7 million payout if he leaves the company when it is taken private by multibillionaire Warren Buffett ("Heinz deal under FBI, SEC fire for insider trading suspicions," Web, Feb. 20). I have always supported the capitalist, free-enterprise system, which enables individuals to parlay their skills into great deals of wealth. The Johnson package, however, like so many others in this era of unrestrained money-grabbing, goes beyond reason. It is legal, but not ethical or honorable.