“For myself, I want no advantage over my fellow man, and if he is weaker than I, all the more is it my duty to help him.” —Eugene V. Debs
But the poor CEO's work so hard. Practically nobody would take the job without that kind of compensation. /end whiny voice
So I've just been reading a twenty years out of date book by Thomas Geoghegan called Which Side Are You On? Trying to be for labor when it's flat on its back and this bit made me think of you:"In Tom Wolfe's Bonfire of the Vanities, supposed novel of our time, the hero, an investment banker, discovers the 'other class' when he takes a wrong turn and runs over a black kid in a ghetto. Imagine if Wolfe had written a novel in which an investment banker runs over a middle-aged steelworker. It would not even have occurred to Wolfe. Nor would it sell. Yet it happens every day."
Damn. That's a good one.
Geoghegan's got lots of good bits in there. One of these days I'll have to try finding the newer revised edition of the book. Of course, by the time I get around to it, that one will probably be twenty years out of date.