There's also a risk factor. The employee working a shift at his job doesn't risk anything. It's a straight exchange of labor for pay. The investor is risking past pay to invest. That's a choice. He could have taken that past pay and simply bought stuff for himself to enjoy. This is a choice anyone can make, but many simply choose to benefit themselves directly instead. That's also their choice. But don't suggest that the person who decided to invest is somehow cheating the system. He's not. The returns on his investment are as fairly earned as if he'd sweated at some labor. Again, the value is based on the benefit to others, not the cost to oneself. Thinking otherwise is completely backwards and will lead you to some bizarre and unworkable outcomes.
Whoa, that is some sideways thinking there. Workers all over the world work everyday for one reason...produce **** for other people and to line investors pockets with cash. If investors lose money people lose jobs case in point your countries current employment issues. If the rich folks are making less money then no one gets to make. Shut up shop, move it oversees, pay fractions on the dollar so robots can manufacture the same junk at fractions of the price.
Profits drive equity. People who work don't get paid in exchange for labor, they get paid in exchange for consumption. If no one buys the product, no one has a job. It is irrelevant whether you make 60K or 10K. Your entire economic health is decided by a panel of few men who invest monies they did not work for themselves.
Then the best part. These investors stash money in off shore accounts so they can skip paying taxes in America. Meanwhile the people the graciously provide employment to get taxed, extra fees, increasing cost. All lobbied by factions of these rich investors, the Big Pharm, the Financial Sectors. And why do they do this...to drive up the cost of living ensuring more profits for them and in turn more people to make more **** to line their pockets with more money.
Anyone who stashes money off shore should have their assest seized and their citizenship expunged, and be exiled to some **** so they can learn what life isn't like inheriting daddies silver spoon from blood money in Germany. This is what really happens in economic life any sideways thinking leads you into dead end corners where you can only be made to look like an illiterate moron who doesn't understand basic math or economics