Stanford professors look at Say on Pay provisions around the world and find 10 myths surrounding the debate (full PDF right here). While it’s a very interesting and thought-provoking read, there’s a lot to be argued for and against each myth as it’s presented. For instance, I agree with Myth #10 about proxy advisory firms begging attention, since they sometimes take a less-than-clear path in their recommendations. I tend to agree with the finding that shareholders apparently don’t want say on pay provisions – but I most certainly don’t agree that the “evidence” mentioned in Myth #2 is the right one for proving this conjecture. That goes on throughout the article, which is why I find it an interesting debate-starter on the subject despite some flaws.