Showing posts with label private equity venture capitalist John Loewen. Show all posts
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Private Equity Gets Respect

"Private equity is trying to improve its image in the public eye," says John Loewen, but they may not have to worry. According to a recent poll, politicians are the least respected and private equity did not even get a mention.
Why do teachers get paid less than lawyers for example, or politicians, or even TTC ticket collectors? If people were paid according to how much they were respected, then politicians may have a problem. Here's the quote:

"In the online survey of a representative national sample, a large majority of Canadians say they have a great deal or a fair amount of respect for doctors (94%), police officers (83%) and teachers (83%). At the bottom end are politicians (25%), lawyers (44%) and journalists (49%).
The results of the current survey are especially noteworthy when compared to those of an identical poll carried out by the Angus Reid Group in 1994. Interestingly, over the past 14 years, respect for every single profession—with the exception of doctors—has diminished across the country.
The professionals who endured the most noticeable slump are journalists. In 2008, less than half of all respondents say they have a great deal or a fair amount of respect for journalists (49%), compared to 73 per cent in 1994."