In All Fairness

OPINION by Mark Lacy

Leaders in the corporate world have harbored unfortunate sentiment that those who produce the means for others to be successful are somehow not deserving of stability and security in their own lives.

Farmers have been treated with great contempt as they struggle to get by, while the corporations that control the market for their products earn extraordinarily high profits.

And, while corporations are experiencing enormous success, many who work to produce and distribute services are not paid fairly, and cannot afford descent housing and health care.

Business leaders must realize that their wealth is unreasonably disproportionate to the hard workers that make success in life and livelihood possible for those at the top. When CEOs earn millions of dollars, employees should at least be able to live in security and good health.