Editor’s Note: Robert Frank, who recently guest-blogged for several weeks here at the Business Desk with answers to some of life’s economic ironies, once again answers questions posed by viewers. Question: Why does the government pay farmers not to…

Question: How does U.S. executive compensation compare to their counterparts around the world, such as Japan, Europe, Russia, Turkey? Paul Solman: I don’t know what constitutes executive compensation in Russia, but compared to Japan, Europe, Turkey (Turkey?) and pretty much…

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