If it was me, I'd be cutting back on the 80%, not the front line people ... but the 80% call the shots.
And a brilliant, but short term solution. what happens once you've cut back and those figures in business? Those with the investment contacts and social structure to procure further international interest up sticks and go work with companies in other nations? The world does not work like that... Making a good product does not mean it'll sell. One has to strike a balance that attracts those very people unpopular In business. Fair enough on the NHS ( same happens in the military ... The LITS system is a great example of that). You could legislate against the CEO mentality, but you'd have to apply this across the board. That would include treating the whole economy as a joint responsibility; I'd go for it..... Would you?
But if people here seriously think that removing thos positions completely from society would be beneficial to a free market economic nation then you are not understanding the gulf between idealism and the real world. Without those investments from those people you despise there would be no corporate structure in the Uk. How does a private enterprise economy exist without private enterprise?
As I've said before....I Don't want the nation to be like that, I'd like a public led and socialist led nation operating as one. Individual ambition stops that so I operate under the whims of a right of centre economy. Under that sort of system you cannot kick out the very people who bring the investement connection into the country, fairly or not. We're too far down the road of private equity and ownership which is why, Feline, your preaching of left wing values that I hold dear to me is unrealistic. You can't put the cat back in the bag. Private enterprise is ALL about connections and investment. Stop preaching ideals and look at ways in which we can attract the RIGHT sort to the CEO and similar level in business seeing as that is the business world we operate in.