Gig schmig wrote:
First, I think there are many necessary positions in businesses which do not generate $ value but which are necessary. The most basic example - taking out the trash, cleaning toilets.
But, I'll agree to your arbitrary argument if you agree that no single human being deserves a wage of more than 20 times someone else's wage within the same economy. So if you pay an individual $10/hr, the contributions of those above them are worth at the most $200/hr.
You think there's no value created within in cleaning toilets or taking out the trash? Just because those actions dont generate direct revenue for a business (like selling a product would) doesnt mean they dont create $ value.
I'm not sure where you're getting some silly 20x factor for your example or what it means to be "within the same economy". How can you arbitrarily dictate how much someone's contributions are worth realative to another person?