Yes, it’s funny. Just remember that we are “forced” to make sarcastic jokes about the rich in order to right some injustices. However, in the back of my mind I do worry about being too successful at demonizing managers and CEOs.
Some of the productivity of workers comes from the introduction of labor saving capital investments – computers, automation, and machines in general. Some of these productivity enhancers were introduced by management to lower the cost of labor. If the remaining workers were given all the proceeds of this “cost reduction”, then there would be no net cost reduction. Some of the incentive to make the company more efficient would be taken away. Notice that I used the adjective “some”, not the adjectives “all” or “much”. This is not a binary decision to grant the workers all of the benefits or none of the benefits.
Also, while it seems to be true that some executives are being paid exorbitant salaries and perks, we should not forget that good executives do good work for the corporation. The corporation would not do very well without good people in all positions within the company including among the executive ranks.
Ok, now that I have gotten that out of my system, I can feel free to go back to my regular schedule of excessive demonizing of the ranks of the rich.