A new report concludes that for two decades close to 40 percent of the highest-paid CEOs in the U.S. have performed abysmally. These CEOs, it says, "ought to be exemplars of value-added performance," given the prevailing notion that executives earn their high pay by adding value to their companies and to the U.S. economy at large. But, says the report, "Our analysis reveals widespread poor performance." Titled "Executive Excess 2013: Bailed Out, Booted, Busted," the study is a product of the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), a social policy think tank. Greenpeace and the AFL-CIO contributed to it editorially.