Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The USA's two-class society

According to the National Leadership Index published by the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government in the USA, some 52% of Americans believe that corporate bosses work mainly to benefit themselves, while 31% believe they work to benefit a small coterie. Only 10% of Americans believe business leaders generally work for the greater good of society. That' 83% versus 10%. My guess is that the 10% are either business leaders themselves or others who are close to them, or in positions where they can anticipate becoming business leaders themselves, while the 31% are middle-managers or those who aspire to middle-management positions. That leaves the vast majority of Americans....

If things have got that bad in the USA, usually the world's lead society in terms of trends in fashion and ideas, then we can imagine what the sentiment is or will soon be in the rest of the world.

Unless business leaders really start working for the good of society as a whole, and not only for their shareholders, we will ultimately arriv at the brink of global revolution and chaos. Sphere: Related Content

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