Soros and his company were once the typical corporate raiders the commercial world was used to. They have been superceded by a new brand of corporate raiders that are running and ruining many corporations to bankruptcies. The new corporate raiders are the senior management of corporations, hired to run the corporations but ended up raiding the corporations.
The lack of accountability and the dilution of ownership of the majority small shareholders who could not cast their votes together to prevent the corporations from be robbed from beneath their noses is happening to all big organisations that are public listed. The new owners are actually the senior management working hand in glove with the board of directors.
With full power and authority in their hands, the two groups pay themselves crazy with all kinds of justifications, through share options, bonuses, golden handshakes, severance pay, and perks. Can’t imagine anyone could contribute so much to earn $100k a month, while some of these turkeys conveniently helped themselves with a million or more a month. Would these turkeys be able to tell how productive they are to earn their keeps? Imagine paying one $10m a year which will add up to $100m in 10 years!
Oh, they made decisions that are worth billions. True. But the billions are not only OPM, they could lose billions and not having to pay a single cent for it and still collect their ransoms. It is a disproportionate reward system where the turkeys keep filling up their pockets with the funds of the organisation no matter if the organisation is making or losing money. They could even cook the numbers to feast themselves. And they pay themselves over the moon when there is a little profit, genuine or fictitious. And when they lose millions or billions, they will argue that the organisation could lose more if not of their expertise and contributions. It is a head they win and tail you lose formula. The security guards of Fort Knox should be paid millions too.
The real owners of the organisations have been robbed daily, under bright daylight by these corporate raiders all across the world, using the western model of operation and system. Never have employees been allowed to dip into the coffers of organisations at will, and help themselves to as much as they want.
So British PM David Cameron is trying to curb these abuses, to return control of organisations back to their rightful owners, the minority shareholders. The same formula can be applied to running countries when rogues took over the govt. The citizens, the real owners of the countries would lose all control of their countries to the minority of rulers who just help themselves to the wealth of the nations as if it belongs to them.
Would David Cameron be successful and right this corporate corruption and change the ethos of corporate governance and the reward system?