: All in all Corporations have to answer to investors. No investors = no company = no jobs for anyone (shitty or not). The people at the top have a greater financial investment and expect an appropriate return on this investment. The people at the bottom do not make this investment; therefore, their return is less.
I know it is difficult to do, but we must begin to think outside of this narrow view of things. You have just admited that our society is completely dependent on the investing class. You accept that we need them, when in reality they need us. Only within the framework of a society structured by them are we dependent on them.
It is working people who grow the food, make the goods, deliver and distribute the goods, while the folks at the top get most benefit from it. Instead of saying "he has alot of money," try, "he has alot of THE money," and you begin to see that they don't provide the money for such ventures, they withhold it and hoard it and only make it available when personal gain is involved.
My point about corporations serving a public good, however, has nothing to do with the investors themselves. These corporations have taken on a life of their own. Please check out the link I provided in the previous post.
I think its very fair that the people at the top get paid in multiples in comparison to the people behind the counter. Hell, if they are as bad as you think they are the must be working overtime comming up with new schemes! :-)
Question to a coal miner:
"You spend 12 hours a day underground, with toxic fumes, the possibility of cave ins, black lung, broken bones, no exposure to the sun or fresh air, and you don't make enough money to buy coal to heat your shack. Why should the mine owner make more than you?"
Because the owner is taking all the risks!
Think about it, Dan.
Mike, the Everett Citizen
This thread is really over topic for the 'McSpotlight' debating room.
Perhaps you could continue this thread in the 'Capitalism and alternatives' room.