I think because politicly the "haves" want a two class system.
You hear all the time about minimum wage, and I always think how can any one live on 7 dollars an hour? They can't. Big Biz is big biz because they want to keep their profits. Many talented people are barely scraping by because 100k per years isn't enough for the big guy at the top to live on. He want's more leaving less for his employees.
It would be nice if big biz self regulated and said "OK, if CEO is making X then all employees make Z or better. I'd like to see them step up to the plate and do the math for rent, electric and water VS their pay scale. MacDonalds - Walmart, I can name more, are among those with the highest profits and lowest wages. I boycott both.
It's a viscus circle and many CEO's just don't get it! Pay me enough to live in modest comfort and my disposible dollars will filter back to YOU! And what do thay call that? A healthy economy.
HELLOOO? BIG BIZ ARE YOU LISTENING?
By the way thanks for asking - I've been wanting that rant for a long time :-)