This is not a big surprise to me.
I don't have the same faith in all company owners that I have in DH. He's pointed out more than once that there are competitors in his field whose management treats employees as though they were juvenile delinquents. And he attributes his success to better management. There are plenty of business owners with less scruples and consideration. Remember the former head of Home Depot? Show me where the government is imposing restrictions on profits. Or are you referring to certain financial institutions which took the nation to the edge of chaos in their greed and scope of involvement? Maybe the oil companies' CEO's who extort substantial tax breaks, depletion allowances, foreign policies fixed around their desire to make money? Or maybe it's some of the companies like the Chrysler and GM? Personally, I think that it's entirely reasonable to attach strings given the impact of those bigger businesses. Maybe you'll clarify with concrete examples rather than general statements which lack enough detail for a thoughtful response.
"Plutocracies in which much of a nation's wealth and power is vested in the hands of a few, are ripe for revolution."I hope is doesn't come to that but I get your point.Destruction of unions runs parallel to the destruction of the middle class.http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/03/03/147994/unions-income-inequality/http://newstalgia.crooksandliars.com/gordonskene/unnion-busting-80s-happy-suits-doom
I know so many people my age and older that can't afford to retire.