@ ymcpa73, dsom8: Well met, comrades. You act like this system of people getting free money at the expense of others is the _only possible_ way to drive an economy. Yet this "free money" is covered by monetary inflation, which means that you and I tend to have less and less money for our efforts while they tend to get more and more. I don't think any of this is ideal.
@ewood Hello Comrade. Investing allows companies to borrow money to buy equipment, fund expanison, and pay for the operation. Even though small businesses make up the majority, corporation employ considerably more people. Would you ever loan someone money, giving up the use of that money for a period of time and taking a risk of not getting repaid, and not expect to get something in return? Usery is the charging of interest for allowing other people to use your money. Without it, lending would pretty much stop and the economy would contract a great deal. The workers have a right to save up their money and invest it too. If they chose not to do that, then they have no one else to blame but themselves that other people are making money on their labor.
@ewood: You certainly do not understand capitalism, do you? Do you have a retirement plan, a 401K, etc.? Then YOU are a shareholder! Your retirement funds allows businesses to be formed, developed, and continue to operate - so that YOU can have MORE when you retire than you put into the fund. Does that make you a parasite?