And how long will the lax millionaire going to sustain his wealth if he's lazy and stupid? And how do you explain the success stories for the poor born geniuses that *have* made it? Or rather, achieved some level of success?
How's George W. Bush getting on? Boris Johnson? There are plenty people born into inordinate wealth who are blithering idiots who get sat in top flight jobs on huge wages without any ability because dad's pal is the boss.
I said less likely. I didn't say they didn't happen. Though if they were commonplace, they wouldn't be such news-fodder...
Unions, this day and age are absolutely absurd. I'll use a very recent example from Canada, the postal strike. A crown organization with indefinite job security and a slew of benefits. Their retirement packages were getting slightly pruned, and starting wages were getting dropped 2$ an hour, due to declining business in the postal world (couriers and such are taking a bigger portion, and lettermail is virtually non existant.
Now these postal workers start at 19$ an hour, and most make 24$ an hour. Seriously, a non-skill job, and they are making that. It is absurd really, they certainly don't earn it. Yet dropping starting wage to 17 (I think) was a huge issue. There were comments going around like 'we just want to make enough to support our families' and such. If you can't support a family on that, you are obviously trying to live outside your means. My wife, with a university education in psychology, in a councilling job a fair deal makes less than that, and we get by comfortably on her income alone. The difference in pay could easily make up for a child. The thing is, regardless of business profit, unions exercise entitlement in place of logic to attempt to bully employers to do what they will. That is all it is nowadays, most often there are all kinds of ludicrous dictations on how the business must work put in place by unions, and frankly, they have no business in that portion.
And one anecdote proves what? I can provide plenty stories of unions doing great work for their members currently. Particularly many British ones in the midst of the massive public spending cuts we're undergoing, with swathes of people being forced to take significant pay cuts or simply losing their jobs.
Like I said, some unions get too powerful and become a problem, but they are a great aid to workers treated unfairly and illegally.