In my daily encounters with the MEMEs they are sure that there can be no local industry as they cannot compete. Even the interesting case of Art Smith, famous ex chef to the Oprah, and his desire to transform his former hometown of Jupiter was met with disdain. The same with Jimmy Buffett and his Margaritaville empire. I was unclear if it was because they are successful men or it had to do with Florida which seems to be a hot button for this MeMe but not one positive word came from this individual's mouth.
I thought why must the MEME's see everything in a dark light and not think that we are capable if not willing to change how we manufacturer, produce, trade and supply industry and in turn customers clearly has never read a history book but the irony is the sustainable mantra they advocate would mean that it is not only possible, but necessary.
And why change is hard is hard because of money. The immense salary and perks that CEO and Executives have, the hedge funds that endlessly trump their ROI's and the fees generated from the endless next big thing contributes to the mindset and adage "think big you'll be big." And therein lies the issue that CEO's have an immense need to please Wall Street and that is where the buck starts and stops. CEO pay is astronomical and that is due to the corporate boards that continue to allow this and the corporate consultants who affirm this as standard.
I get anger but it has to have a purpose - to just let off steam or more importantly to inspire one to enact. When you finally realize that change can come, you move towards that, or we would not have seen the end to Slavery, the Civil Rights Movement, the vote for Women and many other significant changes that have brought some good.
So when I read of the CEO of Chobani's stock options, I thought of as the CEO with the 70K salary here and the idea that there is some good in the best of intentions. No one has mastered this better than the tech sector. . The idea of stock options and the big payoff "some day" is what many of those who flock to the Amazon, only few make the 4 years needed to vest and even that pay day is still largely a candy bar.
The idea of unions or a collective the other perfectly legal manner in which to organize is fueling everything from car washeros to Uber drivers, an oddly symmetrical match.
I get that unions have become largely defacto lobbyists as a means to compete with lobbyists from the private sector, but the reality is that votes are the equivalent of cash and you can deliver those in the same manner. Why do you think the private sector using an astro turf organization under the guise of ed reform came up with Freidrichs vs the California Teachers Association.
Remember there is no such thing as a free lunch. The same applies to stock options.