[log in to unmask] writes: > The ultimate responsibilty of the corporation is to its workers Absolutely not. The whole point of capitalism is that a public company is responsible to its shareholders. They in theory elect the CEO. I once saw a very bad documentary on Hanson (the company) in which Lord Hanson (in a burst of rather endearing honesty) explained that his duties as CEO were firstly to the shareholders, secondly to the customer and thirdly to the workforce. Slightly less honestly he put him self in the final category, despite his vast share holding ! Now what you say _is_ true of co-operatives, but I gather they have been out of fashion in the US for the last few decades. (half joke). Tim.