Elsewhere, the 'great and the good' recommend what people's incomes are.
There are moves to put this back in Community Control.
Here in the UK, the idea of a 'Fairness Commission' to recommend on income ratios is being used by some London Boroughs, but too often this includes - or is dominated by - the 'great and the good'.
My preferred format for a Fairness Commission is to have people selected randomly, at lot, from the electors list - say one per Ward (which will give a true gender, race and income representation), retiring by thirds:
- a form of direct, truly representative democracy.
Anyone support that?
For all, equally, john
Bromley Income Equality Group
BTW - Here in the London Borough of Bromley, the Council has declared that it works to a 1:13 ratio: which sounds OK until you realise that this converts to less than £7 per hour for the lowest paid and £97 for the CEO . . . How fair is that - not!