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U. “‘Gold’ is all about me trying to figure out what success means to me verses other people, they own it and benefit from its prosperity Executives are agents who are hired by the principals to work on their behalf The principal-agent problem occurs because the agents have an inherent incentive to optimize activities and resources for themselves rather than for their principals … Jensen and Meckling argued that when executives squander firm resources to feather their own nests the result is both bad for shareholders and wasteful for the economy Instead the theory goes the singular goal of a company should be to maximize the return to shareholders To achieve that goal the company must give executives a compelling reason to place shareholder value maximization ahead of their own nest-feathering Rather than perpetuating an environment in which shareholders would continue to be blame CEOs for low share prices and inferior performance Jensen and Meckling felt a far better outcome for all would be to align their interests Executives should maximize shareholder value and be appropriately enriched for doing so Conversely if a company stumbled shareholders and executives would lose together Jensen and Meckling werent the only ones expressing this sentiment Early 1980s corporate raiders Victor Posner T Boone Pickens Carl Icahn and others were aggressively enforcing the alignment of CEO and shareholder interests So too was the Delaware Chancery Court In a landmark decision precipitated by a hostile bid by investor Ron Perelman for the cosmetics company Revlon the Chancery Court dramatically narrowed the factors corporate boards could consider when weighing merger offers Thanks to the “Revlon Rule” maximizing shareholder value became the most important if not only criteria For incumbent CEOs a high stock price meant job security With changes in compensation strategy aimed at better aligning shareholder and executive interests high stock prices also meant substantially larger financial rewardespecially as companies turned to larger and larger stock awards and stock option grants Not surprisingly executives once fearful of the change in alignment not only saw the personal financial benefits but then sought to maximize them Since the 2008 banking crisis this has been especially the case Over the past seven years corporate executives have taken share repurchases corporate restructurings and "fancy footwork""complicated financial machinations that improve [a companys] financial underpinnings"to extremes Aided by central bank-driven record low interest rates and abetted by Wall Street investment bankers tax consultants historically liberal accounting for acquisitions not to mention the reappearance of corporate raiders like Icahn maximizing shareholder value has morphed from an accepted business norm to a CEO and corporate board obsession Every revenue expense and balance sheet line has been targeted for maximization The result is that despite an anemic economic recovery corporate profit margins are now at record highs as too is the stock market Ironically though current conditions have fostered a new principal-agent problem As agents of our national economy shareholders and executives have failed US voters Shareholders have feathered their nests at the expense of domestic jobs and higher wages and benefits Shareholders have gained while everyone else seemingly has lost Now I recognize that what I just wrote isnt entirely true but when it comes to human behavior we dont act on facts We act based on our level of confidence It is our confidence-driven perceptions of the facts whether true or not that matter And when confidence is weak "zero sum thinking" takes hold When we feel bad we believe that someone else gained at our expense In the late 1970s the perception was that corporate executives had failed shareholders Today we are nearing the tipping point at which shareholders will be blamed for the current plight of middle class American families and communities A recent Harvard University survey polled young adults between ages 18 and 29 found that 51% of respondents do not support capitalism As a Washington Post article on the study highlights when many millennials use the word “capitalism” it’s often to complain about “crony capitalism” In the same way that young voters are rebelling against the political establishment they are opposed to the current business establishment too That anti-establishment sentiment is running high certainly fits current social mood Gallup reported in April that economic confidence is especially weak and more than 60% of Americans believe that the economy is getting worse While policymakers and business leaders may wish otherwise todays economic statistics and stock market indices dont reflect the average Americans current human condition I can easily foresee American voterson both sides of the aisletargeting corporate shareholders today The divide between owners of capital and employees of capital (aka voters) has grown too large If history holds just as we saw coming out of the 1970s there is likely to be a new business model that arises from this While it is too soon to know specifically what that model is it likely will seek to eliminate the current voter-shareholder principal-agent problem In the best case scenario this could occur through higher corporate taxes and higher domestic wages The worst case would be some form of socialization/nationalization The severity of the social mood decline will ultimately determine how voter and shareholder interests are aligned Weak social mood re-forms our economic political and cultural norms The turbulent 1970s launched an era in which maximizing shareholder value became the norm If history holds todays turbulence will push the pendulum aggressively back in the other direction Contact us at editors@timecom IDEAS TIME Ideas hosts the world’s leading voices providing commentary on events in news society and culture We welcome outside contributions Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of TIME editorsRichard Verma was announced as the new US ambassador to India on Thursday according to a statement from the White House Verma a former State Department official will be the first Indian American to hold the post once he is confirmed by Congress He has been associated with the Obama Administration since 2008 serving as Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs under Hillary Clinton from 2009 to 2011 and is currently a senior counselor at law firm Steptoe & Johnson as well as the Albright Stonebridge Group Vermas appointment comes just before Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modis visit on Sept 29 as Obama attempts to strengthen Indo-US ties to counterbalance to Chinas growing power Modi was denied a US visa in 2005 as chief minister of Gujarat three years after communal riots killed over 1000 people in his state The previous ambassador to India Nancy Powell resigned last year amid a controversy over the treatment of Indian diplomat Devayani Khobragade who was reportedly arrested and strip-searched in New York City after being accused of underpaying a domestic worker and perpetrating visa fraud Verma will not be confirmed before November however as lawmakers begin campaigning for the Nov 4 congressional elections over the next six weeks Write to Rishi Iyengar at rishiiyengar@timeasiacom Minnesota Gov. 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