The Swiss have started a campaign to create a law that would set a 1:12 ratio in salary compensation. That means that the highest salary would not be more than 12 times the lowest salary. You see the 1:12 banners hanging from windows in many buildings. There is opposition to this proposal and you see it mainly in large billboards in train stations. White letters over a black background warn voters that they should not allow the state to determine the salary of an individual.
I checked how the “greatest democracy in the world” (USA) fares in this category. The statistics point to a ratio somewhere around 450:1 In Japan it is around 15:1.
According to polls, opinions are almost equally divided between the pro and against camps.
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