Big bosses, don’t we just love to hate them? Being a boss is a tough job, but some poor psychopath has to do it. From David Brent to Gordon Gecko to Jeff Bezos, bosses are the bane of many people’s lives. Rarely do we love them. Mostly, we hate them for being far more clever than the rest of us at making big money and for having the ruthlessness to see it through.
As Gordon Gecko (played by Michael Douglas) said, “Greed is good”. This apears to be the undying creed of bankkers, financiers, CEOs, hedge fund managers etc, the world over. However, the resulting poverty gap means that societies are fracturing and breaking apart. In real terms, the pay for the average American has stagnated for the last thrity or so years. In the USA, the earnings of CEOs are up to one hundred the times of the average worker. And year on year, this gap is increasing. The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. That does not bode well for the stability and social harmony of soceity.
Most of these business cartoons were published in my second book, ‘Cashtoons’, published in the UK in 1992. The printed book is not longer available. However, an updated, digital version of the book is available on Amazon. (Apologies Jeff Bezos; I didn’t really mean it… honest!…)