Fables of Wealth
Several decades ago I worked for a multi-million dollar company. It was small, but made a shitload of money. At the top ranks were VP's, CEO's etc who walked around in very expensive suits, held meetings, and then disappeared for weeks at a time before we saw them again.
These executives always had the best of the best. They lived in the best homes and the best neighborhoods all on the company dollar. They even had their houses furnished by the company and they had parachute clauses in their contracts in case they got fired.
I remember one executive who came in to the office one day and sat down at my desk while I worked on their laptop. They were new to the company so I was telling them some of the stories about people within the company and the benefits that we all got because we were employees. I quickly learned what a doofus and how ignorant I truly was about how things worked in the office.
I found out that the executive was already fully vested in the 401k which took most of us six months. The executive also got a better deal on the 4:1 and 8:1 plans we had for saving our money. They also got other perks which I didn't know about such as more paid vacations and more sick leave.
I worked at the company for almost ten years and during that time I realized that most of the executives were douche bags. They were psychopaths and would lie, cheat and kill their own mother just to get ahead in the world of business. They had no emotions for others and they certainly didn't care for the well being of their fellow workers. Many of them also didn't give a shit if the company survived, only working to get their fill and then move on to another company leaving behind a wake of destruction.
There was also several occasions where their were charges of rape and sexual harassment all of which was swept under the rug by the company with a payoff to the individual who secretly disappeared from the company ranks, never to be heard from again.
These people are the people who are currently corrupting the world as well as our government. They are the ones who stole the American Dream by crashing Wall Street and the need for the bailout by the tax payers. These are the people who are still living the high life with out any regard for the common person.
Free will is an illusion. People always choose the perceived path of greatest pleasure.