@G0mMt3: A citatation for your claim that "stockholders are in general not people saving for retirement" might be helpful. But it does not change the fact that their capital makes the business possible.
@ ymcpa73, dsom8
In theory that sounds all nice and fair, but you forget, that most of the money is not in the hands of the working masses but a few and that it is system inherent to further this ill distribution.
the stockholders are in general not people saving for retirement, but people who inherited it, got lucky or got it in some windy way.
@ ymcpa73, dsom8: Come on guys, you can't read Dilbert without acknowledging that markets can be inefficient at least at times.
Most of the fun is predicated on the ideas of inefficient labor markets (PHBs, sales, marketing - read MBAs - get money without doing useful work, while engineers with more scarce and useful skills get the short end of the stick) and inefficent capital markets (all the hilarity surrounding mergers and valuations not taking into account that companies are managed by morons to reap short-term gains and ultimately are doomed to fail).